A Reading from Epistle 1 of St. John .
May his blessing be upon us.
1 John 5 : 1 - 6
|1||Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.|
|2||By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.|
|3||For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.|
|4||For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.|
|5||Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?|
|6||This is He who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.|
Do not love the world or the things in the world.
The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever.