John 3:16-17 NRSVue
16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through him.
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Some thoughts on this scripture
The gospel is not about condemnation -- we get enough of that in newspaper headlines -- but about the promise of a good life here and hereafter.
I allow myself to be drawn into the mystery that is the Trinity. Jesus has often told me that his desire for me is that I share fully in their life. I allow myself to be present to this wonder and, just for now, avoid trying to figure it out.
This is the text (John 3:16) that often appears placards at public events. Where in my life might I benefit from having this reminder of God's love set before me?
In love for me, God desires my salvation, my being made whole.