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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Wednesday 2nd of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 3,16-21): Jesus said to Nicodemus, «Yes, God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life (…)».

Jesus, the one and only Saviour, is the Messiah, the very same Son of God prepared to suffer with us

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI) (Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today we continue to listen to the night time conversation that the Jewish teacher, Doctor of Law, Nicodemus had with Jesus Christ. An intimate and profound conversation. Nicodemus sincerely feel the attraction of Jesus: He is a milestone in our history, only someone who comes as Gods representative could do those miracles.

Nicodemus as a true Jew, is guided by the Law of Moses, however like the rest of the people of Israel he awaits the Messiah, the Saviour. Jesus helps him to discover undeniable truths. Among others that the Messiah is the very same Son of God, from which proceeds the salvation of the entire world. Only a God who is prepared to suffer with us, by becoming one of us, could offer on our behalf a sacrifice that could be truly pleasing to God to gain our salvation. We know that the Son of God exists and that He is Jesus Christ. We have not been given any other name by which we can be saved.

—Jesus I declare that you are God, and because you are truly God I commend my eternal Salvation.

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