Tuesday 4 April 2017

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Tue 4th. Nm 21:4-9; Jn 8:21-30.

‘I am not of this world.’ John 8:23

Jesus risks everything in his exchange with the Pharisees in the Temple. When he says he is ‘not of this world’, he is not rejecting planet earth, or creation, or our physical bodies. We know this because of Jesus’ earlier conversation with Nicodemus, where he says ‘God so loves the world’ (John 3:16). The world that Jesus does not belong to is the world of darkness, the world of death, the world of sin, the world that rejects the love and light and life of God. The world he does belong to is the world that God created out of love. This is the Kingdom of God. Lord Jesus, help me make my home in your world, a home of love, service, compassion, hope and prayer.

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