NEW TESTAMENT READING (Second Reading)
1 John 3:14-16
A reading from the first Letter of Saint John
We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
The word of the Lord