Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/123112.cfm
Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number; if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because you do not know the truth but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth.
We are all tempted to stray from the truth. There are many antichrists in our lives that cause us to stumble. Addictions, fear, unforgiveness, sloth, greed and many more. Many have deserted the Lord for these things. How do we get them back? How do we bring them the truth? Have we wandered? Have we strayed? What can bring us back? The truth is stronger than these things and lives within us. How can we recognize that? Can we? How can I change? How can you?
Prayer: Holy Father, I want to live only in your truth. Help me to learn how to overcome the antichrist’s in my life, and live only in you. Holy Spirit, fill me with the strength I need to come home to the truth and trust in the Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!