Reflection on the Gospel- Trinity Sunday Year A (John 3:16-18)

‘She has gone to God and God is very near’. These are the words that some dear friends of mine chose for the cover of their mother’s funeral booklet. Their choice of words demonstrates their faith in the God of whom John writes in today’s gospel. For them, as for us, God is not a distant God, but rather a God of communion, and a God in communion with the world: ‘God so loved the world….’ John uses the term ‘world’ here to refer to humanity in need of salvation. Jesus, ‘God’s son’, is the one through whom the world is saved.