God sent his Son into the world, that we might be saved through him.
† A reading from the holy gospel according to John 3:16-17
Jesus told Nicodemus: “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never die. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!”
The gospel of the Lord.