In today’s Gospel reading, Nicodemus and Jesus are having an evening conversation about being born again. It does not make sense to Nicodemus who asks, “How can a man once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot re-enter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?”
Father Jerry shares in his homily that even though Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night, perhaps out of fear of what others might think, that at least he made the effort to seek answers to his questions. “He takes the first steps of faith, and loses his fear of being public about it,” says Father Jerry.
Life is about births and re-births, and Father shares a few modern-day examples. See if some of them apply to you: