Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/043014.cfm
God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.
Even if you do not know the Bible chapter and verse, everyone knows John 3:16, believes it and can recite it from memory. But how many of us know the rest? If we did we would know we HAVE to believe what Jesus tells us. We HAVE to believe or we will be condemned. We cannot pick and choose the verses we want to believe. What choice have you made? Do you prefer darkness or light? You need to make that choice before it is too late. And later may be too late.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for the grace of faith, that I have chosen to live in your light, instead of the darkness of the world. In Jesus’ name I pray I never choose darkness again.
The Lord hears the cry of the poor, Alleluia!