Are You Sure He Meant the Whole World? (John 3:14-21)
And this is what I think Jesus is getting at when he starts talking about those who hate the light, who love darkness because their deeds are evil.
I don’t think he’s talking about all those folks still drowning in the stormy sea. I think he’s talking about all those people already up on the boat, who are grumbling that the people not yet in the boat are drowning because they’ve made evil choices, hollering at the people in the water that they’re not welcome in the boat without a rigorous program of self-improvement meant to repair them, make them finally acceptable.
Because there are folks who are pretty well convinced that if those people are invited to the party, it can’t be much of a party worth going to.