This second day of the Christmas season, we as the Church remember John, the “beloved” disciple of Jesus. The only one of the Twelve not to be martyred, he devoted his life to writing and to caring for his churches. Let us pray:
Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light, that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
– From Phyllis Tickle’s Divine Hours
Go in peace.