You must be born from above…
April 18, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
From the Gospel for today:
Jesus said to Nicodemus: “‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:7b-8)
I find it interesting that the Church chose to repeat the last lines of the Gospel for Monday, April 17, 2023 as the first lines in the Gospel for Tuesday, April 18, 2023. It makes sense to me! Why? Because actually this saying from Jesus is difficult and so important.
Jesus is describing for us something that in quite intangible. What can He possibly mean by saying we must be born from above? In yesterday’s Gospel Jesus told Nicodemus “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit.” It seems that Jesus is trying to bust open Nicodemus’ way of thinking about reality. Jesus wanted Nicodemus to realize that we are not just flesh. We are flesh and spirit – we have bodies and spirits. And our spirits connect us with God, with His Spirit, with Heaven, with that which is above! We are body and spirit, and we must live that reality.
In fact Jesus came down from above, assuming His body from the Virgin Mary, so that He could reveal our dual nature to us and show us our true homeland, which is above. He wants us to follow Him into life, and to do that we must be born of the Spirit! We must awaken our souls/spirits and seek the things above.
Well, It sounds like a riddle, but if we ponder Jesus’ life, it makes perfect sense. Jesus came from Heaven to show us the things that are above. Only with that reality can we understand why we live, why we must love, what we must do! We need the Holy Spirit to fill us and guide us! God’s Holy Spirit can speak to our souls, our spirits in ways that will blow our minds!! Pure love!!!
Our Lady told us:
May 25, 2017
The Most High has permitted me
to call you anew to conversion.
open your hearts to the grace
to which you are all called.
Be witnesses of peace and love
in this peaceless world.
Your life here on earth is passing.
Pray that through prayer
you may yearn for Heaven
and the things of Heaven
and your hearts will see everything differently.
You are not alone;
I am with you
and intercede before my Son Jesus for you.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Once we are born from above, once we receive the Holy Spirit, we will see everything differently. We will yearn for Heaven and the things of Heaven. And we will long to help others to see everything differently as well. We will long for them to yearn for Heaven with us!
God bless you and keep you!!