Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Reflection: John 1:35-42

Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious - 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 you looking for?” Take a moment and ask yourself: what are you looking for at this time in your life? What do you 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! Today, Jesus is waiting to hear our response to His question. I pray that we will open the door of our hearts today and invite Jesus to come and spend time with us.  What a wonderful gift to receive!

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