Today’s gospel proclaims that God does not condemn us. On the contrary, Fr Greg points out, God delights in us, sending his only son to heal the wounds of condemnation we inflict upon each other and ourselves. We have only to ask.
Early and often did the LORD, the God of their fathers, send his messengers to them, for he had compassion on his people and his dwelling place.
2 CHR 36:14-16, 19-23
God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us … brought us to life with Christ.
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.