The appointed Gospel reading for the Daily Office is a well known passage from the Gospel according to John:
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. (Jn. 3:16-21).
During this Lenten season it is important to remember that “God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” God desires our salvation. God desires that you and I live and that we have abundant life. God desired it so much that God became one with us.
Let us pray: Gracious God, you gave your only Son so that we might live. Give us the grace to live as you would have us live, in your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Wednesday, 4 March at 6 PM we continue our Lenten Series, Rule of Life, at Grace Episcopal Church with the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Barkley Thompson. We will start with Eucharist, a light meal and the presentation. Please come!
ESL Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings in Sutton Hall.
Spanish Al-anon at St. Augustine’s on Wednesday evenings.
Please remember everyone on our Prayer List, especially Marilyn, Lee's father and Raul.
Your servant in Christ,
Fr. Chester J. Makowski+
St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church
Galveston, Texas 77550