In 1 John 4:11-18 we are reminded to remain in God [through love] so that God will remain in us. Beyond that simple—yet so profound!—truth, we learn that because “There is no fear in love…perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.”
Rather than fear an angry God, Fr. Michael identifies that as Catholics we often relate to God’s vulnerability as an infant born in a cave and as a defeated, naked man nailed to the cross.
Click the arrow below. Listen to today’s reading. Open your heart to remain in God’s love. Posted below is the text of Fr. Michael’s poem: Treasures from the Heart.