Dear Cathedral Family,
God loved the world so much that he came in person, in the Son, Jesus, to experience all of its joy and suffering. Even now, after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension—when we can no longer see him in bodily form—he is still present in the light that lives in every human being. Graffiti is a sign reminding us of things we can’t see: who was here before, who isn’t visible to us, who wants to be known, what someone wants others to remember. If John 3:16 becomes graffiti, it is a reminder that Jesus has been here, is here still, and that God still does love the world, so much. I hope that you can take some time in the middle of your day to join together in reflection and prayer about how, with God’s help, we can see and be the light in the world right now.
The Gospel John 3:16-21
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’