Sunday, January 18, 2015

Reflection: John 1:35-42

Second Week of Ordinary Time – John 1:35-42

The Gospel begins today with John the Baptist standing with some of disciples. As Jesus walks by them, John says to his disciples: “Behold the Lamb of God!” John’s disciples immediately leave John and follow Jesus. After a time, Jesus realized that these men were following Him. Jesus turns to them and asks them what they are looking for? However, they do not answer Jesus’ question. Instead they ask Jesus where He is staying. Jesus simply tells them to “come and see.”

Today Jesus is asking us: “what are we looking for?” Take a moment and ask yourself: what are you looking for at this time in your life? What do you (and I) need or desire? We don’t always take the time to reflect on our desires. Do we simply desire more money, fame or influence? Or do we long for peace, hope or contentment? We all have needs and desires! However, today Jesus is waiting to hear our response to His question! What will it be?

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