Augustine For Today

January 29 - Saint Valerius

The disciples saw the Lord in the flesh, face to face; they hear the words he spoke, and in turn they proclaimed the message to us. So, we also have heard, although we have not seen. Are we then less favored than those who both saw and heard? If that were so, why should John add: so that you too may have fellowship with us? They saw, and we have not seen; yet we have fellowship with them, because we and they share the same faith. And our fellowship is with God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son. And we write this to you to make your joy complete - complete in that fellowship, in that love and in that unity.

On the First Letter of John 1