A different version of the same video I posted with the same message from a late Pastor…(The other version came up when I searched for “because you know him who is from the beginning”, and I saw this other version when I clicked on the first version to watch it on youtube.)
Reading: I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. (1 John 2:13a,14b)
Observation: Either, there was something lost in translation in the first reading today from the book of 1st John, or it is pretty obvious that I should be hearing a clear message this morning. The Word of God is telling me this morning that He knows that I know him who is from the beginning. Now, I guess there are two ways that I can take this and since it is written twice, I am going to accept both ways of understanding. There is a sense of fear that overcomes me to know that God knows that I know him who is from the beginning, because of the expectation that I assume He has of me. There is also a sense of happiness and joy to know that as a father of three boys, I know him who is from the beginning.
Personification: Love (Charity) It is my hope that in knowing him who is from the beginning that means that I can assume that I will be endowed with the grace necessary to display the fruit of love to everyone that I meet today and for the rest of my life. Since God is love, I know him, my task in displaying the fruit of love should be to bring everyone I meet to know Him. In knowing God, I will further assume that his love should flow from me abundantly in order to show others his love.
Prayer: Lord, help me to grow in your love, so that I can give your love to others. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.