“For God so loved the world” – John 3-16
For some reason the idea that God loves this world strikes me as strange. There is so much about this world that is really, really awful. This Coronavirus and the ones before it and the ones after it. The way people hoard things. The panic and fear. The uneven response of governments. But when God looks at this world he looks at it with love. And not just a mediocre love, but a love that compelled him to make the greatest sacrifice. We are part of the world that God loves. We are loved. I hope we can begin to look at the world with the same love that God has. Certainly this time of crisis is an opportunity to love in a way that goes beyond what we normally do. May He teach us what it means to love the world!