Wednesday, 6 April 2016

John 3:16

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
By Malcolm Davies (No.193)
Reading: John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

God is not the creator who occasionally decides to love.

Love is the very nature of God and God is one who cannot not love!

God has been revealed to us as a Trinity of shared life and God invites us into that life. The invitation to a relationship is a complete free gift that we call grace.

Whenever you want to know how to love, you can ask yourself the question: How does God love me?

Love is a decision to live like Jesus who laid down his life for us. We are called to love one another and to bring salvation and healing to the world by the way we love like God loves.

Love is not a feeling but a decision on how we live and act. Challenge yourself this week to be energised by grace and to make a decision to love and care for someone in the way that God loves and cares for you.

Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you. 
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 
Pray for God's blessing upon you.

Malcolm Davies