Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.
This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and testify that the Father sent his Son as savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us.
God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.
R. (12) Lord, teach me your statutes. How shall a young man be faultless in his way? By keeping to your words. R. Lord, teach me your statutes. With all my heart I seek you; let me not stray from your commands. R. Lord, teach me your statutes. Within my heart I treasure your promise, that I may not sin against you. R. Lord, teach me your statutes. Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes. R. Lord, teach me your statutes. With my lips I declare all the ordinances of your mouth. R. Lord, teach me your statutes. In the way of your decrees I rejoice, as much as in all riches. R. Lord, teach me your statutes.
Jesus spoke to his disciples: "Do not be called 'Rabbi.' You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers. Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven. Do not be called 'Master'; you have but one master, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted."