A reading from the first letter of John.
See what love God has bestowed on us
in letting us be called children of God!
Yet that in fact is what we are.
The reason the world does not recognize us
is that it never recognized God.
Dearly beloved, now we are God’s children;
what we will later be has not yet come to light
We know that when it comes to light
we will be like God,
for we will see God as God really is.
The Word of God recorded in the first letter of John.