In John’s gospel, characters often misunderstand Jesus and this gives him an opportunity to lead his hearers to a deeper or different understanding of his words. This is the case in John 3: 14-21 where we hear Jesus’ words to Nicodemus who thought he knew the things of God and who came to Jesus ‘by night’.
The following words by Veronica Lawson RSM are offered to enrich prayer and reflection in the coming week:
What does the text tell us about the love of God?
What does the text tell us about Jesus?
What does the text tell us about the world?