What do you understand about who God is?
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Transcript of Video:
I’ve really come to love the gospel of John and the epistles of John since I’ve become a member of this community and I think the primary reason is because the message is love. The gospel and the epistles tell us about a God who is love, whose very character and nature is love. And out of God’s love, He sent Jesus into the world to reveal to us the true nature of God and to reveal to us our true identity as children of God. And so the gospel writer says, “To those who believed in Him, to those who entered into relationship with Him, they discovered a new life and a new light in their lives and they received power to become the children of God.”
One of my favorite verses is from the first letter of John where the author has this tremendous enthusiasm about this theme. He says in first John 3, verse 1, “See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God and that is what we are.” And this author and the community have discovered through Jesus a God who is love and have known themselves to be beloved disciples. And that’s been a powerful message for me personally and I think it’s the message that speaks most deeply to our community and it’s also the witness that we have to offer the world. So we want to extend this invitation to all of you who are participating in this video series to open yourself to this wonderful truth and let it transform your lives.
– Br. David Vryhof