The Prologue of the Gospel of John

This meditation is based on a passage for August 2, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: John 1:1-18

Reflection and Question: This is the heart of the Gospel, right here, where sublimely simple images, like light shining in darkness, capture who Jesus is. The little word “all” takes center stage, as is often the case in John, for he writes, “But to all who receive Jesus, who believe in His name, He gave power to become children of God.” All GLBT believers are beloved children of God “who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.” Here is the exclamation point: “From Jesus’ fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” What is your favorite part of the opening of John?

Prayer: Blessed Jesus, as John says, “The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth come through You.” Though You were with God at the beginning of time, You dwelt among us so that we might see Your glory. Amazing. Thanks. Amen.