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3rd John (1-4) 5-8

Today’s First Reading gives us a brief glimpse at life in the second generation of the Early Church.  If we look back to the beginning of this Letter, (3rd John) we can see that it is unique among the Epistles of the New Testament.  It is a letter written by an Elder (perhaps John) in charge of a congregation of Christians, presumably in Asia Minor, probably early in the second generation of the spread of the Church.

This letter is unique because it is not addressed to churches in that region, as most of the Epistles were.  It was addressed to an individual, whose name was Gaius. Read More