A reading from the first Letter of Saint John
Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and
Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth
and reassure our hearts before him in whatever our
hearts condemn, for God is greater than our hearts and
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have
confidence in God and receive from him whatever we
ask, because we keep his commandments and do what
And his commandment is this: we should believe in the
name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another
just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he
in them, and the way we know that he remains in us is
from the Spirit that he gave us.
The Word of the Lord