Gospel Reading (John 3:7-15)

No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of Man.

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“Do not be surprised when I say:
You must be born from above.
The wind blows wherever it pleases;
you hear its sound,
but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.
That is how it is with all who are born in the Spirit.”

“How can that be possible?” asked Nicodemus. “You, a teacher
in Israel, and you do not know these things!” replied Jesus.
“I tell you most solemnly,
we speak only about what we know
and witness only to what we have seen
and yet you people reject our evidence.

If you do not believe me
when I speak about things in this world,
how are you going to believe me
when I speak to you about heavenly things?
No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who came down from heaven,
the Son of Man who is in heaven;
and the Son of Man must be lifted up
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
R.) Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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