“For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.” (Jn 3:17)
Today’s Passage: Jn 3:13-17
Meditation: This is really amazing good news for us from our loving God. He cannot judge the world but only love. How it comes? We know that God is the truth, the holiness, and the goodness. If he comes to the world that which is not good, there should naturally be a judgment. But we hear from God himself that there is no judgment on the world at all. “For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.” (Jn 3:17) Do you believe this word? I do believe that God cannot judge but only love. Why? The reason is very simple that he loved the world so much. This is the greatest weakness of the almighty eternal God. Do you really love anyone in your life? If you love someone so much, then you won’t need any explanation for this word. Mother Theresa says, “If you judge others there is no time to love them,” God perfected it today saying to you and me, ‘if you love others there is no time to judge others.’ But at times I am struggling with this problem of judging others. Yes, I do remember some moments where I went judging others; their words and deeds. It was only later I realized it was those moments where I lost love toward others. St. Paul reminds today you and me, “Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.” (1 Cor 13:4-7) On this solemnity of the exaltation of the Holy Cross let us learn to love the cross and its fruits instead of just wearing it.
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you and praise you for your daily eternal bread. Have mercy on us! Lord Jesus, it is through your cross we realized and experienced the depth of your love. Teach us today that cross is not something we should get rid of, but something we should take up in our daily life, follow you and glorify you. Amen!
Greetings: Take courage! God is with you! Have a nice and blissful Sunday…