God so loved the world, not only the Church


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

God loves the whole world, not only those Christian communities which have received the message of Jesus. He loves the whole human race, not only the church. God is not the property of Christians. He is not the monopoly of any religion. He is too big for any cathedral, mosque or synagogue.

God dwells in every human being accompanying each person in his/her joys and sorrows. No one is left abandoned, for he has his ways of reaching each one, without necessarily having to make use of the ones we assign him. Jesus sees him every morning “making his sun to rise on the good and the bad”.

God does not know how to or wants to do anything else but love, for in the depths of his being he is love. So the gospel says that” he has sent his son not to condemn the world but so that the world might be saved through him”.  All he wants is to see already  the whole of humanity from now and forever enjoy his creation.
This God suffers in the flesh of the hungry and humiliated of the earth; he is in the oppressed preserving their dignity, and in those who fight oppression inspiring their struggles. He is always in us to seek and save what we have made a mess of and lost.

This is how God is. Our biggest blunder would be to forget this. It would be still worse to lock ourselves into our prejudices, criticisms and religious mediocrity, preventing people from cultivating this central and core faith. Of what use are the teachings of theologians, moralists, preachers, and catechists if they do not make life more beautiful and brighter remembering  that the world is surrounded all around by the love  of God.
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