"God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.
In this is love brought to perfection among us,
that we have confidence on the day of judgment
because as he is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love,
but perfect love drives out fear
because fear has to do with punishment,
and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love."
1 John 4:16-18 (from today's First Reading)
Lord, let us truly know and act with your love.
Give us the strength to follow your teachings
and to live a grace-filled life.
As you walked on the water in today's gospel,
let us know you and trust in your plans.
We ask this, as we ask all things,
through Christ, our Lord, Amen.