“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16). This is a beautiful verse from the Gospel of John. In fact, it is a popular verse recounted by our Protestant friends when evangelizing to others.
Ponder this verse for a moment. Simply believing in Jesus is enough for eternal life. It sounds easy enough, right? After all, Jesus is a known documented historical figure. We can therefore conclude that many people believe in Jesus and His impact on the world from this historical perspective.
But this verse means so much more than simply believing in Jesus as a man who walked the face of this earth 2000 years ago. Believing in Jesus requires us to believe in everything Jesus said and did. It requires us to follow His ways, His commandments, and His Church. Believing in Jesus is more then an altar call. It is a total transformation in the way we live our daily lives.
We are Catholic. We are called to believe in Jesus and live His will for us each and every day. We are called to follow His Word in Sacred Scripture. We are called to follow all of the teachings of His Church, the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church. We are called to be all in with Him.
Ponder: Are you all in with Jesus and All that the Church teaches?
Reflect: Jn 3:16
Pray: Jesus, help me to give All that I am and all that I have to You completely and totally every day.
This post was written by Suzy Kelly