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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2 Corinthians 12:10 – October 3, 2018

Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 NABRE      The quoted verse from the Second Letter to the Corinthians is preceded by Paul’s acknowledging that God permits Satan‘s angel to afflict him in order to keep him from becoming overly proud. Paul begged the Lord to remove the affliction but God tells Paul, “My grace…

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