SECOND READING

Second Reading

1 John 2:1-5 (JB)

A reading from the first letter of St John

Jesus Christ is the sacrifice that takes away our sins and those of the whole world.

I am writing this, my children,

to stop you sinning;

but if anyone should sin,

we have our advocate with the Father,

Jesus Christ, who is just;

he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away,

and not only ours,

but the whole world's.

We can be sure that we know God

only by keeping his commandments.

Anyone who says, 'I know him',

and does not keep his commandments,

is a liar,

refusing to admit the truth.

But when anyone does obey what he has said,

God's love comes to perfection in him.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.