Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 8, A.D. 2003
1 John 4:11-18
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"God is love . . ."
Jesus Christ is Love Incarnate. It follows. If God is love, and Jesus
is the incarnation of God, Jesus Christ is love incarnate.
"Whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him." Now, how do
we "remain (abide) in love?" We do so by obedience to Christ's commandments.
"Love one another as I have loved you . . ." that is, sacrificially,
giving of the substance not merely of the excess. "Heed My
Commandments." Among those commandments, feed the poor, clothe the
naked, give shelter to the homeless.
We follow a God of love. He expects us all to join Him in selfless
self-giving. We are called to serve one another and be present to one
another. We are called to show the world the light of our faith by
how we treat each person -- each brother and each sister regardless
of faith or any other human criterion.
JuandelaCruz, T.O.Carm (email@example.com)
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