God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.
— John 3:16, today’s Gospel acclamation

This is one of the deepest mysteries of Christian faith.  It’s also the famous “John 3:16” held up on posters at sports events.  It appears so often and under such casual circumstances that it can quickly lose its punch.

Take some time with this quote today, perhaps while contemplating an image of the Son.  What do these words mean for you?