Reflection for Saturday, December 27, 2008: Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.

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Callone, Pat
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1 Jn 1: 1-4|Beloved: What was from the beginning -- what we have heard -- what we have seen with our eyes -- what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life; for the life was made visible; We have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us; what we have seen and heard -- we proclaim now to you, So that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing this so that our joy may be complete. (My punctuation) ||St. John's First Letter tells us exactly why he is writing: "... so that you too may have fellowship with us... so our joy may be complete".|Two days ago, the Christian nation celebrated the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, from the womb of Mary. The world rejoiced and rejoices.|Today, St. John reminds us that the only Truth the world needs to know is that the Savior has come and that we -- brothers and sisters together -- are to live in fellowship with him and the Father...through the Spirit.|A New Year approaches...a new Presidential Team for the USA takes office in January 2009. Once again we have opportunities to make resolutions to help bring God's peace and fellowship into our lives and the lives of others.|Again, we have opportunities to propose new ways to bring real peace and fellowship into the world by our sacrifices, words, actions, and prayers. Can we do it? Yes, we can! Will we do it?|It is not enough to make resolutions or to propose new ways. We must act in the Spirit of Jesus and DO more to bring peace and justice to our families, communities, countries, and world.|Dear God -- Father, Son, and Spirit -- help us answer Your daily invitations of how we can serve You in our brothers and sisters. Empower us to make Your world a better place for all in 2009. Amen
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