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First Reading for St. Cyril of Jerusalem

1 John 5:1-5

Summary: Believers in Jesus as the Christ are born of God, showing love through obedience to His commands. Our faith, affirming Jesus as God's Son, empowers us to overcome worldly challenges.

Faith Overcomes the World

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by him.

In this way we know that we love the children of God when we love God and obey his commandments.

For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments.

And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith. Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

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