Thursday, April 27, 2017


In today’s gospel, we read, “The one who comes from above is above all.  The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things.  But the one who comes from heaven is above all.   He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.  Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.  For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.  He does not ration his gift of the Spirit. The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.”  (John 3: 31 – 33)

As I reflected on this passage from scripture I was struck by the concept of knowledge.  When I think of knowledge I usually think of our ability to think rationally, our imagination, our memories, and our ability to make decisions.  Then I find myself awestruck at the thought of God’s knowledge.  God’s knowledge is clearly greater than anything I could ever imagine.

In all this is the reality that God loves each and everyone one of us for who we are.  We are the wonderful creation that our God has made of us.  Each one of us is given the gift of God’s love and truth and we must choose daily to live it.
Pat Schifini, OSU

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