Sunday Lætare gives us food for thought. Rejoice, for half of Lent is already behind us. Rejoice, for Easter is fast approaching. In today’s readings, Jesus gives us the deepest reason to rejoice: He unequivocally proclaims that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Words from long ago that apply to all times. Words of comfort that can also help us in the difficult circumstances of today. Words that invite us to look up to Jesus, lifted up on the cross: God’s love, also rejected by the world today!
Pastor: Gregory Brenninkmeijer SJ