The gospel reading today contains one of the most familiar - and most
misunderstood - Bible verses of all time. What has been used as a means
of dividing those "in" from those "out" is actually about the
all-encompassing love that God has for all of creation. Being reminded
of this in Lent gives us the opportunity turn away from wrongs we have
done or been unknowingly complicit in and renew our commitment to love
for all people and for all of God's creation.