seen and not seen

Apostle John wrote in his first epistle, “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” (1 Joh 4.20) This interplay between what is seen and not seen reminds us of the saying of Jesus whom he recorded as well in his gospel when Jesus replied Thomas who demanded to see the mark of the nails in his hands before he could believe that Jesus has been risen: “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (cf. Joh 20.24-29)

Indeed, let us show forth our belief in him whom we can’t see by loving our brothers and sisters whom we can see.

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