For God So Loved The World

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Below is a photograph of the grotto my mother would take us to when my brother and I were small. It is in the grounds of the Sacred Heart Monastery, and I have always loved it for its beauty and peace. It’s just the quiet place to go to contemplate one’s faith. To ask for forgiveness. To feel His love. To begin again.
May the peace of The Lord be with you today and always.

16 thoughts on “For God So Loved The World”

  1. I'm not sure any of us is capable of convincing another of the truth of our faith. All we can do is witness to it, in whatever way is opened to us.
    You witness beautifully – the result? Well, that's up to God.

    What we're really called to do, in the words of Wendell Berry, is practice resurrection.


  2. I completely agree, Linda. It is not up to me to convince anyone. That is what we leave to Him. What I want to do is what it says in Malachi: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God. Off to read the link you left…


  3. you just quoted my life verse in your comment above. I heard another quote this week that I love….preach the gospel every day and sometimes use words!!

    Hope you are enjoying a blessed Easter as you celebrate what Jesus did for you and me! much love!


  4. That's a lovely photo of the grotto! Thanks for sharing such a picture of peace and reflection. Just keep your friend in prayer, and trust that all that you have shared with him are not in vain because God's word that has been sent forth will not return to Him void, but accomplish that which He pleases (Isa. 55:11). So, take heart. 🙂


  5. Ooooh, that's gorgeous! I wish there was somewhere so cool and peaceful near us.

    I'm pretty much surrounded by either people I think are *too* religious (closed-minded religious, not believers in love) or anti-religious, these days. Need to find a church that fits us, I think, in our new area. It's frustrating to try to share your thoughts like that and hit nothing but a mental wall. But, I've always thought the best you can do is just continue to be loving. Love your friend. Maybe someday he'll come around.


  6. I have a friend who always says this too. It annoys me but I have stopped reacting to him when he says stuff about Zombie Jesus. He really only says it to get a reaction out of me.

    Happy Easter to you!



  7. I believe what you say about your friend; you know him, after all, and I don't.

    But, I have difficult reconciling the idea of a good man mocking your beliefs so openly.

    I hope you had a peaceful, wonderful day, my dear.


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