1 John 4:18 – October 31, 2018

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NABRE      At the heart of John’s letter is a meditation on love; where love originated and how it must be expressed. It begins; “beloved let us love one another, because love is of God … anyone without love does not know God,…

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 – October 19, 2018

The last word, when all is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this concerns all humankind; Ecclesiastes 12:13 NABRE      Ecclesiastes is a wisdom book, the proverbs and counsels of the book come from a wise man’s experience; are incisive, realistic, loaded with common sense and always useful. The wise man author calls himself Preacher. Some of what is said in the book can be a little disconcerting, due to the thought that some…

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