Thursday, April 12, 2018

“The problem in todays world is that people lack trust in goodness.”

I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. ~ Henry David Thoreau: (1817 – 1862: was an American essayist, poet, & philosopher)

Gospel Text: (JN 3:31-36)
The one who comes from above is above all.
The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things.
But the one who comes from heaven is above all.
He testifies to what he has seen and heard,
but no one accepts his testimony.
Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.
For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.
He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.
The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life,
but the wrath of God remains upon him.

In the Gospel passage, Jesus explains that there’s a difference between the type of person who speaks of earthly things, and the type of person who speaks of God. Peter himself, the first visible head of the Church, says ultimately the same thing in Acts. In front of Jewish officials, Peter offers an explanation for the apostles disobeying the officials: “We must obey God rather than men!” 

Today we hear and can take away this nugget: “God is trustworthy.

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