These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus in virtually the same breath as the overwhelmingly popular John 3:16.
They give the necessary context and balance to the good news of the Gospel…
Did you catch the word ‘might’ be saved?
Let’s do all we can not be left out. They great things is we don’t really have ‘to do’ anything as Christ has already finished it, we just need to ‘receive’ His precious grace by faith in Jesus.
Then, we as disciples got disciplines to do, commands to obey and people to help. Lord help us abide in You.
Communism and its little sister Socialism lead to no good.
This could have easily been my grandfather Jose’ Garcia. Thankfully they got my mom out as a teenager safely and Jose escaped Cuba, having to leave their possessions behind.
A smile, like good manners, just being kind, cost nothing but mean so much. It’s the special sauce that enlivens a meals. Its the spice of life that makes everything taste better.