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Friends, today’s Gospel promises eternal life to those who believe in the Son of God.

In almost every religion, the life of faith has something to do with a creature’s relationship to the Creator; nearly all religions speak of the creature’s dependency upon God, of his subjection to the divine providence, and of his need for grace and forgiveness. Christianity, too, articulates these basic relationships, but it pushes beyond them because it speaks of the Incarnation and the gifts associated with it.

We hear in the third chapter of John’s Gospel that “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.” This well-known verse summarizes the Christian faith and gives expression to its distinctiveness, for it speaks of the possibility that a creature might share in God’s own life. 

The purpose of the sending of the Son was to gather the human race into the divine life—the rhythm of the Trinitarian love—so that we might relate to God not merely as creatures but as friends. You see, love becomes complete only when there is another who can receive fully what the lover wants to give. 

Gospel Reflections

Meditate on Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron

2nd week of Easter

Thursday

April 28

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Wednesday

April 27

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Tuesday

April 26

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Monday

April 25

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Sunday

April 24

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Easter Octave

Saturday

April 23

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Friday

April 22

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Thursday

April 21

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Wednesday

April 20

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Tuesday

April 19

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Monday

April 18

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Sunday

April 17

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Easter

Holy Week

Saturday

April 16

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Holy Saturday

Friday

April 15

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Good Friday

Thursday

April 14

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Holy Thursday

Wednesday

April 13

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Tuesday

April 12

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Monday

April 11

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Sunday

April 10

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Palm Sunday

5th week of Lent

Saturday

April 9

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Friday

April 8

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Thursday

April 7

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Wednesday

April 6

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Tuesday

April 5

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Monday

April 4

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Sunday

April 3

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4th week of Lent

Saturday

April 2

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Friday

April 1

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Thursday

March 31

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Wednesday

March 30

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Tuesday

March 29

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Monday

March 28

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Sunday

March 27

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3rd week of Lent

Saturday

March 26

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Friday

March 25

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Annunciation

Thursday

March 24

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Wednesday

March 23

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Tuesday

March 22

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Monday

March 21

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Sunday

March 20

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2nd week of Lent

Saturday

March 19

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St. Joseph

Friday

March 18

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Thursday

March 17

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Wednesday

March 16

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Tuesday

March 15

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Monday

March 14

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Sunday

March 13

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1st week of Lent

Saturday

March 12

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