"Do not trust every spirit"
It is fitting that the first reading on this first day (1 John 3:22-4:6) remind us of the necessity for exercising discernment.
Beloved, do not trust every spirit
but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
In this world of confusion and conflict, may we always seek the truth that comes from God.
You belong to God, children,
and you have conquered them,
for the one who is in you
is greater than the one who is in the world.