For 28 April 2014, Monday of 2nd week of Easter, based on John 3:1-8
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, â€œRabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.â€ Jesus answered him, â€œVery truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.â€ Nicodemus said to him, â€œHow can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the motherâ€™s womb and be born?â€ Jesus answered, â€œVery truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, â€˜You must be born from above.â€™ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.