Today we hear St John begin his letter: “Beloved, the way we can be sure about Jesus…” It’s an interesting exercise to ponder how we might write our own letter with that same start. How are we sure about Jesus? Who and what has convinced us? That’s a good practice. It is also a good thing to live our lives in such a way, that when another person is writing why he or she is sure about Jesus, our name pops up in their account.