Chapter 1 (1 - 2)
Something which has existed since the beginning,
that we heard,
that we saw with our own eyes,
that we touched with our hands:
the Word, who is life
- this is our subject
That life was made visible.
Chapter 1 (5 - 9)
God is light. There is no darkness in him.
If we say we are in union with God
while we are living in darkness,
we are lying, because we are not living the truth
If we say we have no sin in us,
But if we acknowledge our sins,
Jesus, forgive my sins. Please help me avoid sin
Chapter 2 (3 - 6)
We can be sure we know God
Anyone who says "I know him"
We can be sure we are in God
Jesus, please help me live like you, live for you
Chapter 2 (9 - 16)
Anyone who claims to be in the light
but hates his brother
is still in the dark
Do not love the ungodly values of this world
Such things do not come from God
Jesus, please help me avoid worldly values
Chapter 3 (1 - 3)
Think of the love that the Father has lavished
This is why we must try to live good lives.
Jesus, please help me be more like you
Chapter 3 (16 - 21)
This has taught us love:
that Jesus gave up his life for us.
We too should give up our lives for others
If you see someone in need
Our love must be put into practice, not be
Jesus, help me put my love into practice by helping people in need
Chapter 4 (7 - 16)
Let us love one another.
Love comes from God.
God is love
God showed his love for us
Since God has loved us so much
God is love.
Jesus, you are love itself. May I live in your love
Chapter 4.20 - 5.13
Anyone who says "I love God"
but hates his brother, is a liar
A man who does not love the brother he can see
Who can overcome the world?
God has given us eternal life,
You who believe in the Son of God
Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God