Jan. 8, 2015 (1 JN 4:19-5:4)

“Love” is again the theme of today’s First Reading. We need to love God and neighbor. But, for me, the emphasis is on the love God has for us. We all know someone who seems down and lost who suddenly perks up because he or she found someone who loved them. If this kind of human love can help someone recognize their inherent worth, how much more can the recognition that God loves us in spite of anything and everything?

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