January 4, 2022
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
“Let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves knows God.” (1 John 4:7-10)
LOVE IS OF GOD: In the First Letter of John, we hear a simple message: God is love. There are no parameters set or qualifiers added. EVERYONE who loves knows God – to know Him is to love Him AND be loved BY Him.
What a comforting message for us to hear. God shows no partiality. God is made known to us by the love we receive and the love we share. God’s love leads to joy. That joy resides in our hearts and can be freely accessed at any time.
Comforting, yet challenging as well. If love and joy are meant to be available to all, they must be offered to all. Are we doing that?