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Second Reading for the Feast of the Holy Family Year C

1 John 3:1-2, 21-24

Summary: We are God's children, loved deeply by Him. We remain in Him by obeying His command to believe in Jesus and love one another, confirmed by His Spirit within us.

Love and Obedience


See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. And so we are.

The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God and receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us.

Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them, and the way we know that he remains in us is from the Spirit he gave us.

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