Saint George of Lydda April 23, 2020

John 3:31-36 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.

Saint George of Lydda

Readings 

John 3:31-36

The One from Heaven.
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.

Reflection:

Too often, because the ways of the world appear similar or even mimic the way of Christ, we think that it is possible to simply adopt these and apply them to the manner by which we live our faith. Recognizing the difference and acting accordingly is the task of every true follower and believer of Jesus Christ.