Learn more about Sts. Basil and Gregory Nazianzen: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2013-01-02
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010215.cfm
Beloved: Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.
Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he made us: eternal life. I write you these things about those who would deceive you. As for you, the anointing that you received from him remains in you, so that you do not need anyone to teach you. But his anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not false; just as it taught you, remain in him.
And now, children, remain in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not be put to shame by him at his coming.
Have you been taught the truth about Jesus but no longer follow Him? Do you still believe? He teaches the truth, and it does not change. The world tries to diminish His word and says it is no longer true. But His truth is eternal and unchanging, it is the world that changes. Reread His words, relearn His truths and come home to Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the eternal truths that you have given to us. They lead me on your path and they keep me upright in your truth. May I never doubt your truth, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
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