Sunday Readings: 2 Chronicles 36.14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2.4-10; John 3.14-21
“For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only begotten Son that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have life forever. God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but so the world might be saved through him” – John 3.16
Jesus’ mission is not to condemn the world but to save it. He calls us who believe in him to live in the light, to act for all to see. Jesus calls us not to become accustomed to the harsh realities of our world like racial injustice, militarized police, ethnic cleansing, refugees, workers without jobs and health coverage. We cannot take the daily condemnation and crucifixion of millions of our fellow humans for granted.
But we can leave our destructive deeds and surly attitudes behind and see in the light of Jesus’ self-giving love. We can begin to see God’s kin*dom in our midst and live the new life Jesus brings. We can do our part to take broken and suffering human beings down from the cross.
Who can I or we take down from their crosses? Whose sorrow and pain can we help nurse? Who can you help recover from the losses of Covid-19?