Born Again

Born Again


Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday
In The Second Week Of Easter


John 3: 7b-15

All of us set goals in our respective life and the Lord too has set a goal for us the moment we are born which is found in todayโ€™s Gospel โ€œso that whoever believes in him may have ๐™€๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š.โ€ Above all the goals, this is and should be our ultimate goal, ๐™€๐™๐™€๐™๐™‰๐˜ผ๐™‡ ๐™‡๐™„๐™๐™€!

When we think of โ€˜Eternal Lifeโ€™, we do not have to think of it only as a reward after our death, but it is right here available for us today & everyday of our lives. It is already in our mist and in our hearts. How do we know this? Through the very Word of God, John 3:16 โ€œ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐™‚๐™ค๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™œ๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™š๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™ค๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™ข ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š.โ€ and Romans 6:23 โ€œ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™™๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™›๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™‚๐™ค๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™…๐™š๐™จ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ง๐™™”. Thus Eternal Life does not begin with death; it begins with believing in Jesus.

As we can clearly see Eternal life is just not a place or thing, but it is Jesus, Himself. Now once this soaks deep within our being wouldnโ€™t, we desire to keep close to Jesus more than we did yesterday.

So for us and all those who genuinely seek Eternal Life, the only condition is to Believe, believe in Jesus the Son of God, believe in His promises, believe in His warnings and believe in the one and only Holy Apostolic Church. Such is our faith wherein our Lord, Abba Father offers us all Eternal life here and now in Jesus Christ! Let us be convinced of this and share it with others, as quoted by our late Pope Benedict XVI โ€œWe cannot keep to ourselves the words of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are meant for everyone, for every man and woman. … It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God’s grace, we ourselves have received.โ€

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