THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Alternate First Reading: 1 John, 3:1-3

A reading from 1 John.

See what love Abba God has lavished on us
in letting us be called God’s children!
Yet that in fact is what we are.
The reason the world does not recognize us
is that it never recognized God.
My dear friends,
now we are God’s children,
but it has not been revealed
what we are to become in the future.
We know that when it comes to light
we will be like God,
for we will see God
as God really is.
All who keep this hope keep themselves pure, just as Christ is pure.

A reading from 1 John.