Weekly Reflection

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, JANUARY 15, 2017

 

Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 49:3,5–6
Psalm: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will. Ps.40:2,4,7–8,8–9,10
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1–3
Gospel: John 1:29–34

Preaching

This weekend, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a national holiday. In light of this week's readings, I recognize Dr. King as one who answered the call in our time, to be a servant, a light to the nations, an apostle of Jesus, who gave his life for the cause of justice. Like Israel, Paul, John the Baptist, and Jesus, we are summoned by the Spirit  to be a servant, to be a light wherever we go, to be an apostle of the Word,  ready to do God's will. By our baptism, the Spirit gives us the peace and grace that empowers us to continue the mission of those who have gone before us.

For Your Reflection

Are you open to God's call to you in your ordinary daily life? Where and how do you listen for that call? Choose to "do all you can with what you have, in the time you have, in the place you are, do all you can." Trust that God is with you.

Sister Mary Therese Johnson, OP

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