Monday, April 30, 2012

Easter 5b

L       Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. (1 John 4:7-8, 22) Let us confess the ways we fail to live the command to love. 

Silence is kept for confession and reflection 

L       God of Love

C       I will praise you in the great assembly and will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you, for all who seek the Lord will praise him and their hearts rejoice with everlasting joy. (Psalm 22:25-26) 

L       In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear (for) love has been perfected among us in this: We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:10, 17-19)

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