Today’s Gospel reading includes John 3:16, which is often shown on posters at large outdoor events. It reads, “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” And John 3:21 reads, “Whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.”
Father Jerry tells a story of a man, his young daughter and their dog visiting a park near a basilica in Spain. They stopped to buy a newspaper and a container of soap bubbles. As they sat on a bench, the girl began to blow bubbles. With each new bubble, the little girl was “entranced by the magical colored globe that each bubble formed as it caught the sunlight,” he said.
A woman sitting nearby watched as the child and dog played with the bubbles under the backdrop of the magnificent church building. “Which is teaching me more about the kingdom of God? The mighty basilica, or this little girl’s joy of the beauty of the world reflected in all her bubbles?” See what happens next in Father Jerry’s new video below.