Today’s Gospel: John 3:7B-15
In today’s Gospel, we meet Nicodemus. I don’t mind telling you, I can relate to him. Nicodemus had trouble believing things he couldn’t see. He focused on earthly things, not heavenly things. Nicodemus represents all people who are in darkness and have trouble seeing God’s signs. He believed only because he saw something. He needed actions to back things up. I am afraid I do, too, sometimes. I think sometimes we all focus too much on what we can see right in front of us and not enough on the heavenly things we can’t see. Nicodemus needed to open his eyes and so do we.
Can I relate to Nicodemus?
Do I focus on only what I can see?
Do I take the time needed to try to understand the things I can’t see?
Lord, open my eyes to all you have to show me. Don’t allow me to focus on only what I can see. Allow me to experience all you have in mind for me. Amen.
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Copyright 2015 Ellen Toole