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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Monday 2nd of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 3,1-8): Among the Pharisees there was a ruler of the Jews named Nicodemus. He came to Jesus by night and said, «Rabbi, we know that you have come from God to teach us, for no one can perform miraculous signs like yours unless God is with him». Jesus replied, «Truly, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again from above (...)».

The Baptism

Fr. Joaquim MESEGUER García (Rubí, Barcelona, Spain)

Today, Nicodemus, a Pharisee and highly regarded teacher among the Jews, visits Jesus Christ under the cover of Darkness, so as not to be seen. He is curious and admires Jesus and wants to know more about his teaching. Christ sums up this teaching, saying to him that it is necessary to be born again through God into a new life.

This new birth takes place through water and the Holy Spirit, through Baptism. Though the Baptismal bath we are included in the death and resurrection of Christ so as we may begin a new life in this World that will be eternal and we will be given the spirit as children of God.

—My Lord and My God, you have sent your Son Jesus Christ to give his life for us. By being baptized in his death and resurrection make it be that I will always want to live in accordance with the new life I have received and that I be a beacon of your truth in this world. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Merry Christmas and happy new year 2021 in the Lord God

The evangeli.net Team