The Responsorial Psalm invites us again, “Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice” (Psalm 96).
1 John 2: 2-17 tells us why: “because your sins have been forgiven… because you know him who is from the beginning… because you have conquered the Evil One… because you know the Father… you are strong and the word of God remains in you….”
John acknowledges the power of “the world,” meaning the infect...
“Emmanuel – God-with-us” who interacts with us in human ways
Whom do you know best in your family? How did that happen? Did you spend more time together? Talk more deeply to each other? What is it you do with your friends that makes you friends? How many of these things can you...
The Responsorial Psalm speaks of God’s power and will to save us:
“Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare” (Psalm 124).
1 John 1:5 to 2:2 is based on recognition that the essential sin is simply to reject union — koinonia, fellowship, communion — with Jesus Christ. All other sins are just signs that tell us if we are in union with him or not.