FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
19 January 2020
WORD of the DAY
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ (John 1: 29-30)
How shall I live this Word?
It is not always easy to recognize the Lord who passes by us as John does: it is He, He is the Lamb of God, He is the Anointed, He is the Chosen One!
John recognized Him at first glance because he was waiting for Him with all his heart. He desired His coming; he was sure He would arrive.
We perhaps do not have so much desire nor so much faith and we try to recognize Him even if every day we meet Him in the poor who asks for alms on the church door, in the child who wants attention and affection, in the young person who seeks confirmation and direction, in the elderly person who wants to overcome loneliness and sadness by telling for the umpteenth time a fact of their life.
Here is the Lamb of God who passes through the streets of our city every day, enters our homes, schools, churches, and waits, waits for us to notice Him.
Lamb of God sent by the Father to save us not only from sin but also from our blindness. Help us to recognize You present in all those who live beside us and walk part of the journey with us.
The voice of Pope Francis, Angelus 11 January 2015
Each of us has the opportunity to meet the Son of God, experiencing all His love and infinite mercy. We can meet Him truly present in the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist. We can recognize Him in the face of our sisters and brothers, in particular in the poor, the sick, inmates, refugees. They are the living flesh of the suffering Christ and the visible image of the invisible God.
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