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Dear Lord, please continue to be a beacon of light for me. Allow me to reflect your light and your love to others, in everything I say and do. Help me spread your word to those who cannot see as they are blinded by the darkness. Risen Jesus — help me to love our world as indeed you do. Amen!

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL


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God So Loved the World

The signs John 3:16 were everywhere at sporting events in the late 1980’s through 2000, especially at NFL football games. They were held up by an individual wearing a multi colored large wig. I asked a friend today, about John 3:16 – he said “The first thing I recall is a guy at football games.”

How many of us ever picked up a bible to read the words which were in the actual verse we saw on the sign at sporting events? I did. After reading the scripture, I thought more about the person than the verse. I wondered if it was the same person at every game. Why did he do it? I really did not reflect on our Lord much. With time, now I reflect on the verses.

As you read the rest of the scripture after verse 16, our Lord truly is the light. He humbly became a man to save us, but not until He illuminated Himself and His Father to us. He removed our darkness.

I am very happy to be in the light, the brightest light, given to us by Christ. The light of Christ helps me see things more clearly. Without that light, I stumble and fall in the darkness. But with Christ shining the way for me, I feel drawn towards Him and confident in His love. How may I reflect the light in a world that needs more light?

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL


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Jn 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 judgment, 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.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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April 30, 2014

Jn 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 judgment, 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.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

God So Loved the World

The signs John 3:16 were everywhere at sporting events in the late 1980’s through 2000, especially at NFL football games. They were held up by an individual wearing a multi colored large wig. I asked a friend today, about John 3:16 – he said “The first thing I recall is a guy at football games.”

How many of us ever picked up a bible to read the words which were in the actual verse we saw on the sign at sporting events? I did. After reading the scripture, I thought more about the person than the verse. I wondered if it was the same person at every game. Why did he do it? I really did not reflect on our Lord much. With time, now I reflect on the verses.

As you read the rest of the scripture after verse 16, our Lord truly is the light. He humbly became a man to save us, but not until He illuminated Himself and His Father to us. He removed our darkness.

I am very happy to be in the light, the brightest light, given to us by Christ. The light of Christ helps me see things more clearly. Without that light, I stumble and fall in the darkness. But with Christ shining the way for me, I feel drawn towards Him and confident in His love. How may I reflect the light in a world that needs more light?

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL

Prayer

Dear Lord, please continue to be a beacon of light for me. Allow me to reflect your light and your love to others, in everything I say and do. Help me spread your word to those who cannot see as they are blinded by the darkness. Risen Jesus — help me to love our world as indeed you do.  Amen!

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL


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What do you need? Is it so hard to imagine that every other person needs those same things?


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We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.”

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

True Easter Peace

Today, if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other; that man, that woman, that child is my brother or my sister. —Mother Teresa

Today, we hear of the Apostles’ and early Christian community’s way of proceeding. They were of one heart and mind, they held nothing in common, and no one was needy among them. They had life and love, and it was shared. We do not share in this same kind of community today.

It brings me no peace to know that people go hungry each night, no certainty of food arriving when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that people sleep on the streets each night, no chance that there will be a home available when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that men and women sit in cells alone each night, with no hope of a visitor when they awake.

What do you need? Is it so hard to imagine that every other person on earth needs those same things? Invite the resurrected Christ into your heart, ask him for the strength and generosity to look bravely into the eyes of the other, the forgotten ones, and say, “Just like me, they want to be happy. They don’t want to suffer.” And then, do something more. As Anthony De Mello says, “Peace is only found in yes.”

—Eric Immel, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin Province is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.


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St. Catherine of Siena

Acts 4: 32-37

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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April 29, 2014

St. Catherine of Siena

Acts 4: 32-37

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

True Easter Peace

Today, if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other; that man, that woman, that child is my brother or my sister.   —Mother Teresa

Today, we hear of the Apostles’ and early Christian community’s way of proceeding.  They were of one heart and mind, they held nothing in common, and no one was needy among them. They had life and love, and it was shared. We do not share in this same kind of community today.

It brings me no peace to know that people go hungry each night, no certainty of food arriving when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that people sleep on the streets each night, no chance that there will be a home available when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that men and women sit in cells alone each night, with no hope of a visitor when they awake.

What do you need? Is it so hard to imagine that every other person on earth needs those same things? Invite the resurrected Christ into your heart, ask him for the strength and generosity to look bravely into the eyes of the other, the forgotten ones, and say, “Just like me, they want to be happy. They don’t want to suffer.” And then, do something more. As Anthony De Mello says, “Peace is only found in yes.”

—Eric Immel, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin Province is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

Prayer

We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.”

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.


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Risen Jesus — help me to love our world as indeed you do.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Dear Lord, please continue to be a beacon of light for me. Allow me to reflect your light and your love to others, in everything I say and do. Help me spread your word to those who cannot see as they are blinded by the darkness. Risen Jesus — help me to love our world as indeed you do. Amen!

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

God So Loved the World

The signs John 3:16 were everywhere at sporting events in the late 1980’s through 2000, especially at NFL football games. They were held up by an individual wearing a multi colored large wig. I asked a friend today, about John 3:16 – he said “The first thing I recall is a guy at football games.”

How many of us ever picked up a bible to read the words which were in the actual verse we saw on the sign at sporting events? I did. After reading the scripture, I thought more about the person than the verse. I wondered if it was the same person at every game. Why did he do it? I really did not reflect on our Lord much. With time, now I reflect on the verses.

As you read the rest of the scripture after verse 16, our Lord truly is the light. He humbly became a man to save us, but not until He illuminated Himself and His Father to us. He removed our darkness.

I am very happy to be in the light, the brightest light, given to us by Christ. The light of Christ helps me see things more clearly. Without that light, I stumble and fall in the darkness. But with Christ shining the way for me, I feel drawn towards Him and confident in His love. How may I reflect the light in a world that needs more light?

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Jn 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 judgment, 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.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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April 30, 2014

Jn 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 judgment, 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.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

God So Loved the World

The signs John 3:16 were everywhere at sporting events in the late 1980’s through 2000, especially at NFL football games. They were held up by an individual wearing a multi colored large wig. I asked a friend today, about John 3:16 – he said “The first thing I recall is a guy at football games.”

How many of us ever picked up a bible to read the words which were in the actual verse we saw on the sign at sporting events? I did. After reading the scripture, I thought more about the person than the verse. I wondered if it was the same person at every game. Why did he do it? I really did not reflect on our Lord much. With time, now I reflect on the verses.

As you read the rest of the scripture after verse 16, our Lord truly is the light. He humbly became a man to save us, but not until He illuminated Himself and His Father to us. He removed our darkness.

I am very happy to be in the light, the brightest light, given to us by Christ. The light of Christ helps me see things more clearly. Without that light, I stumble and fall in the darkness. But with Christ shining the way for me, I feel drawn towards Him and confident in His love. How may I reflect the light in a world that needs more light?

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL

Prayer

Dear Lord, please continue to be a beacon of light for me. Allow me to reflect your light and your love to others, in everything I say and do. Help me spread your word to those who cannot see as they are blinded by the darkness. Risen Jesus — help me to love our world as indeed you do.  Amen!

—Bob Thomas is Executive Director and CEO of Rainbows for All God’s Children, Evanston IL


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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What do you need? Is it so hard to imagine that every other person needs those same things?


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.”

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

True Easter Peace

Today, if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other; that man, that woman, that child is my brother or my sister. —Mother Teresa

Today, we hear of the Apostles’ and early Christian community’s way of proceeding. They were of one heart and mind, they held nothing in common, and no one was needy among them. They had life and love, and it was shared. We do not share in this same kind of community today.

It brings me no peace to know that people go hungry each night, no certainty of food arriving when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that people sleep on the streets each night, no chance that there will be a home available when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that men and women sit in cells alone each night, with no hope of a visitor when they awake.

What do you need? Is it so hard to imagine that every other person on earth needs those same things? Invite the resurrected Christ into your heart, ask him for the strength and generosity to look bravely into the eyes of the other, the forgotten ones, and say, “Just like me, they want to be happy. They don’t want to suffer.” And then, do something more. As Anthony De Mello says, “Peace is only found in yes.”

—Eric Immel, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin Province is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Catherine of Siena

Acts 4: 32-37

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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April 29, 2014

St. Catherine of Siena

Acts 4: 32-37

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

True Easter Peace

Today, if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other; that man, that woman, that child is my brother or my sister.   —Mother Teresa

Today, we hear of the Apostles’ and early Christian community’s way of proceeding.  They were of one heart and mind, they held nothing in common, and no one was needy among them. They had life and love, and it was shared. We do not share in this same kind of community today.

It brings me no peace to know that people go hungry each night, no certainty of food arriving when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that people sleep on the streets each night, no chance that there will be a home available when they awake. It brings me no peace to know that men and women sit in cells alone each night, with no hope of a visitor when they awake.

What do you need? Is it so hard to imagine that every other person on earth needs those same things? Invite the resurrected Christ into your heart, ask him for the strength and generosity to look bravely into the eyes of the other, the forgotten ones, and say, “Just like me, they want to be happy. They don’t want to suffer.” And then, do something more. As Anthony De Mello says, “Peace is only found in yes.”

—Eric Immel, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Wisconsin Province is studying philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

Prayer

We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.”

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!