1 John 4:7-10 God is love

Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is from God,
and everyone who loves has been born from God,
and they know God.  

The one who does not love,
does not know God,
because God is love. 

By this the love of God has been revealed in us,
that God has sent his ‘one of a kind’ son into the world,
so that we might live through him. 
In this is love, not that we have loved God,
but that he loved us
and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Teach us, good Lord,
to serve thee as thou deservest;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do thy will,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

St Ignatius

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