This lesson is inspiring and uplifting and humbling. John exudes the Spirit of love when he addresses believers as "my dear children" and gives witness of the superlative quality of agape that characterizes God. Mr. Parkhurst, thank you for leading the theme, showing the flow of love that flows from the Father through the Son and in the Holy Spirit into the hearts of those who confess Jesus is Lord. The freshness of this principle is exhilarating, that we hold this treasure in earthen vessels. May we be reminded daily to choose with our will to allow the Holy Spirit to live and love through us, manifesting the aroma of Him wherever we are. God is love, love one another.