Today’s Gospel Acclamation (John 3:16):
‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son:
everyone who believes in him has eternal life.’
It’s pretty straightforward isn’t it? Believe in Jesus and you have eternal life. Okay, so you have to not just believe Jesus exists but actually believe in Jesus; that is, believe in everything he stands for, everything he says, everything he does. And if you believe in Jesus, who is God made man, then you have to believe in God and believe in His word.
Okay so maybe it isn’t actually that straightforward but who is to argue? It’s God we are talking about here. We don’t really have the option to argue. Yes, we have the choice (thanks to God giving us free will), but is going against belief in Jesus really an option when our lives are at stake?