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FROM OUR EDITORS—January 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

FROM OUR EDITORS—January 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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In this Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist sees Jesus coming toward him and proclaims: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). This symbol of Jesus as the sacrificial lamb reminds us that his ministry will not be easy. Jesus will accept his Death on the Cross, giving his life for our sins.

John further testifies that the Holy Spirit comes down like a dove from sky and remains with Jesus (John 1:32). This sign reveals to John that Jesus is indeed the Son of God. It is also a sign to us. The Spirit that is present at the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry is the same Spirit that he breathes upon his disciples after his Resurrection (John 20:22). The Spirit remains with Jesus’ disciples—and us—when he ascends to God in Heaven.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, you send us your Son as a lamb. May we always be worthy of the gift of his sacrifice for our salvation. You send us Spirit like a dove. May we always be grateful for the peace and protection that is promised through your Spirit. Amen.

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2 Responses to “FROM OUR EDITORS—January 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

  • Ann Loretta Martin / Reply

    The presence of Jesus’s meeting John the Baptist in the water is such a humble and beautiful event leading to His Baptism with John—giving us an example of His being with us and we with Him throughout our life with Him on Earth. I often stop and meditate on His Presence both during His being on Earth and His ever Presence with me. I will renew my Baptism promises Sunday and whenever I acknowledge His Presence with me.

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