January 15 - Second Sunday of the Ordinary Time: Pointing Christ out to others

January 11th, 2017



First Reading  Isaiah 49:3,5-6

God's servant, Israel, will be made a light to the nations.


Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 40:2,4,7-10

God desires obedience.


Second Reading  1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Paul greets the Church in Corinth.


Gospel Reading

John 1:29-34


John the Baptist found his reason for existence. He was to point out the Lamb of God to the world.  His mission is not different from the mission of every Christian.  We are to point out the Lamb of God to the world. There is nothing greater that any of us can do in our lives than point Christ out to others, first to our children who must follow us in pointing to the Lord for others to find him, and then to all who meet us. John the Baptist was not a typical person of his time.  He was extraordinary.  When we consider his life, we realize that it was not John’s dress or preaching that made him extraordinary, it was the fact that he found the purpose for his life.  He looked to Jesus and said, “There is the Lamb of God.” We have been called to do the same.

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