Feast of St. John Neumann

1 Jn. 3:11-21 |Ps. 100:1-5 |Jn. 1:43-51

The first letter of John continues the theme of being children of God.  John tells the people to love one another and to love others more than self.  How?  By being willing to lay down our lives for others.  In that manner, we will be like Christ.  John tells us further that if we see others in need in any way and we walk away without helping them, then we cannot be considered as brothers.  Rather, we will be liars because we do not act as we say we will.  The Gospel continues the story about Christ’s calling the disciples.  Nathaniel is brought to Jesus by Philip. Christ tells Nathaniel that he has seen him long before Philip came.  He saw him under the fig tree.  Nathaniel is converted and follows Jesus.

It is important that we live each day in a manner in which we bring others to wonder about Christ, the Father, and the Spirit.  We are then bringing them to God.  Each day, ask yourself if you have lived it well in order to bring God’s love, light, and life to them.

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