Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 8, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 John 4:7-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Back when I was much younger, there was a popular song by the Beatles that said, "All you need is love." At that time in my life and in the lives of many young people, we believed this completely. However we didn't know that the kind of love we had in mind was not necessarily what we needed.
Some two thousand years ago, John, the disciple that Jesus loved, was also saying that all we need is love. But he had it right—God is love. And this is the love we truly need.
How very blessed we are to have a God and Creator that loves us so much that if we remain in love, we remain in Him and He in us! How truly blessed we are that He loves us unconditionally even when we don't deserve it! How truly blessed we are that He loves us, man and woman, black and white, rich and poor, young and old. How truly blessed we are that He loves us so much that He gave us His only Son as ransom for us and our sins.
All we need is love—and praise be to our Almighty God who is that love!
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