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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 8, A.D. 2003

1 John 4:11-18
Psalm 72:1-2,10,12-13
Mark 6:45-52


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 (sriddle415@yahoo.com)

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