Friends, our Gospel for today contains one of the most important lines in the entire Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” To “believe” here means much more than to accept the truth of an idea; it is to enter into the space opened up by the death of the Son of God. When you do that, you are born again; when you do that, you have eternal life.
Reading 1 – 2 Chronicles 36:14-23
Psalm – Psalm 137:1-6
Reading 2 – Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel – John 3:14-21