A reading from the first Letter of Saint John
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might have life through him.
In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we must also love one another.
No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.
The word of the Lord.
[All respond: Thanks be to God.]
Sacrament of Marriage
New Testament D-12
1 John 4: 7-12