A Reading from St. John 3: 2-1

You must see what great love

the Father has lavished on us

by letting us be called God’s children  

which is what we are!

The reason why the world

does not acknowledge us is

that it did not acknowledge Him.

My dear friends, we are already God’s children,

but what we shall be in the future

has not yet been revealed.

We are well aware that when

He appears we shall be like Him,

because we shall see Him as He really is.