2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
As we begin ordinary time, today’s gospel describes people looking and responding to a call. Two disciples are standing with John the Baptist, and as Jesus walks past, John says, “Behold the Lamb of God.” The eye of John’s heart recognizes the Savior much like he did when he was in his mother’s womb and leaped for joy. John emphasizes that Jesus is consecrated and set apart for a holy purpose. Hearing the words John spoke, two of his disciples’ approach Jesus and follow him. So powerfully touched by Jesus, Andrew goes to find his brother Simon and says, “We have found the Messiah.”
In the first reading, we listen to the story of young Samuel. He hears the voice of God calling to him at night. At first, he is confused and does not recognize God’s voice. He learns from Eli that it is God summoning him. Samuel responds to God’s call, by saying, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
Samuel along with the disciples in today’s Gospel begin a journey that changes the direction of their lives. Consider your faith journey. Though you and I cannot see where our journey of faith will lead us, we can be certain of God’s presence and friendship. God will enlighten us, walk ahead of us and show us the way.
Do you recognize God’s call in your life? How do you listen for God’s call? How do you live out your role as a disciple? Questions to ponder as we go about our week.
Have a blessed week! Fr. Len
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