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First Reading for the 6th Day in the Octave of Christmas

1 John 2:12-17

Summary: I address children, fathers, and young men, acknowledging their spiritual growth and victories over evil. I caution against loving worldly things, as true love for the Father contrasts with worldly desires. Those who follow God's will shall have eternal life.

Guidance Across Generations

I am writing to you, children, because your sins have been forgiven for his name’s sake.

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the Evil One.

I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered the Evil One.

Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world. Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains forever.

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