“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 John 2:5

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Whoever obeys what Christ says

is the kind of person in whom God’s love is perfected.

That’s how we know we are in Christ.

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– 1 John 2:5 (GW)

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REFLECTION…

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"That’s how we know…"

Keeping the commandments is a sign of true knowledge of God.

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Knowing God, or knowing Jesus,

is not merely an intellectual exercise,

nor does it mean that the immensity of God can be grasped by man’s limited understanding.

It is something much simpler and more important:

knowing God means being united to Him by faith and love…and by grace.

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We must keep His commandments and keep His word,

as we walk as He walked.

In this respect, St Prosper tells us:

Walk as He walked.

Does that not mean giving up the comforts He gave up?

Does that not mean not being afraid of the kind of trials He bore?

Does that not mean teaching what He taught […]?

Does that not mean persevering in helping even those who show no appreciation?,

Does that not mean praying for one’s enemies?,

Does that not mean being kind to evildoers?

Does that not mean serenely tolerating the proud?

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As Christians we need to – we must – identify our life and our actions with Christ’s.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Speak to my heart, O Lord, as I seek to obey Your commandments and to walk with You towards everlasting life.

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