Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) ~ March 11
Oftentimes at sports events, concerts and the like, we see people holding a sign “John 3:16.” Do we consider the truth of that text when we see it or do we see it as nonsense? This very text is presented to us in today’s Gospel. It is given to us to remind us of the extent of God’s love. All are included in God’s vast inclusive love. St Augustine puts this truth this way: "God loves each one of us as if there was only one of us to love." As your Lenten journey continues take a few minutes to ponder God’s all -inclusive love for you and how you will respond to that love.