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Sunday 4th (B) of Lent

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Gospel text (Jn 3,14-21): Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, we attend a high level dialogue. Nicodemus is a good teacher of the Law: without prejudices, humble, receptive! Christ announces “incomprehensibly” how He will save the world: “lifted up”. Did Nicodemus understand? At least, he listened carefully. This is what Christianity is about: to listen to the voice of God and to accept His will.

- Nicodemus understood this later. There, in the Calvary, at the foot of the Cross was Nicodemus to receive and bury the Body of the Lord. There he met the Virgin Mary!