Wednesday 6 May 2020

About Today Readings

Acts 12:24-13:5. O God, let all the nations praise you! – Psalm 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. John 12:44-50.

I, the light, have come into the world

In a free country we have the liberty to make choices about life, to take our own course – yet John’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus is always pointing to God. He is the light, he is the way. He has provided a map for our lives. Importantly, Jesus came not to judge but to save. On judgment, Jesus’ example is clear: our place is not to judge others but to seek communion, to reach out with love.

To speak of being saved suggests we are worth rescuing. It also points to the trouble we often find for ourselves: our sinfulness is our brokenness. Jesus provides us with a motivation to seek wholeness, and the example of his love for messy and messed-up people reminds us that no one is too lost.

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