Who Is My Brother? … 1 John 2:8-13 … with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 10 September 2015; transcribed on 24 December 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • 1 John 2:8-13 

Dear Ones,

Here is a Biblical passage that offers a key to sailing through the Times of Sorrow. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video  …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have been reading the epistles of John. I really like John. I think he is the man they call ‘John the Divine’, right? He reminds me a little of my Uncle John, who was one of my favorite uncles … although I had lots of uncles, and they were all pretty cool.

I thought I would read you the First Epistle General of John, Chapter 2, verses 8-13, because they are beautifully and eloquently spoken … and also, they offer a key that will help us get through this time of the Great Tribulation … a very simple key. And so, we need to look at this key, and decide how it relates, in many different ways, to the truth of our lives. I will leave that ‘looking at’ to you. I am just going to read you these very uplifting and inspiring verses …

1 John 2:8-13 (KJV, public domain)

8  “Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

9  “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

10  “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

11  “But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

12 “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.

13  “I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.” 

These are words of encouragement for different sorts of people that he is writing to. In this section, 1 John 2:8-13, the gist of it is, he is saying love … not hate … is the important thing. And Light, not Darkness, is the important thing.

And forgiveness is a very important for everyone.

The only question I would like you to consider, is this question that arises from verse 10, where he says: “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.” … So what I would like to consider, is what Christ meant when he said the word ‘brother’. Who really is our ‘brother’? 

A lot depends on that … not just for the world, but for our own Soul evolution. Wherever you are, it is ok to be there. But it is good to know where we stand, do you not think?

Signing off for now. You all take care.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Video: “‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ Simon & Garfunkel,” by catman916, 13 December 2010 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-XCmb6t6Zw ..

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