Reflect on: “We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. For we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you. So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way you imitated both us and the Lord” I Thes 1:4-6