The way we may be sure that we know Jesus
is to keep his commandments.
Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoever keeps his word,
the love of God is truly perfected in him. (1 Jn 2:3-5a)
“The proof is in the pudding.” We have lots of sayings to give a definition to success. Something cannot be considered to be right, good, or successful until after it has been tried or tested.
In terms of claiming to know Jesus, the proof is in the keeping of His commandments, in doing good instead of ill, in caring for others rather than ignoring or destroying others, in building up rather than tearing down, in living in honesty and integrity rather than living a lie.
The proof is in the pudding.
We call ourselves Christians. But, do we live as Christians?
We might be able to fool a lot of people; but, we will never be able to fool God.
As we continue our Christmas Octave, we celebrate God’s great love for us. God not only told us He loved us, He proved it by sending His only Son to become one of us. The great miracle of the Incarnation is proof of God’s great love.
Let us celebrate that love today and return that love by being the kind of people God wants us to be.
FAITH ACTION: Reflect upon the commandments and ask the Lord to give you the grace to be true to them.