The meaning behind the iconic sign

which Frank Hogan (pictured)

carried to GAA matches

over many years

Well, it’s the words of Jesus Christ from the gospel of John (in the Bible) chapter 3 and verse 7.

“You should not be surprised at my saying,

‘You must be born again.’ ”

John 3:7

Jesus was talking to a religious man but it came as a complete surprise to him.

A New Life

Jesus was talking about a new life, a completely fresh start, a spiritual rebirth by God’s Holy Spirit.

“Flesh gives birth to flesh,

but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”

John 3:6

Because of our sin, we deserve death and hell, but Jesus died for our sins and rose again so we could have this new life!

“For God so loved the world

that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him

shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

A New Family

This new life is the life of God which begins when the Holy Spirit enters us. Just as we become part of a family through natural birth, so we become part of God’s family through being born again.

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

A New Destiny

Being born again changes our eternal destiny. Jesus says that we can’t get to heaven without it.

Jesus declared,

“I tell you the truth,

no-one can see

the kingdom of God

unless he is born again.”

John 3:3

So it’s vitally important. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this or you’ll regret it for all eternity. But amazingly, it comes by simply believing that Jesus died in our place and entrusting our lives and eternity to Him.

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

Do you want to have this new life in Jesus Christ?

Turn away from your sins &

Trust in Jesus Christ alone!


Read the Bible; talk to God as your heavenly Father and ask Him to show you His plan for your life. Be ready to trust him in everything; obey his commands; meet with other Christians; seek to love and serve others and like Frank, in your own way, share the good news you have found.