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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

January 18th, 2014by amcentee

January 19, 2014: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel: John 1:29-34

John the Baptist 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.’
I did not know him,
but the reason why I came baptizing with water
was that he might be made known to Israel.”
John testified further, saying,
“I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven
and remain upon him.
I did not know him,
but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me,
‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain,
he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’
Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.”

Reflection:  What a crazy statement from John the Baptist…”a man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because He existed before me. (vs. 30) What does John mean? (Hint: Read John 1:1-5 and substitute “Jesus” for “the Word.”) Talk about this.

Christ at the Center, Home Edition, formerly Where 2 or 3 Are Gathered: Home Edition, is a resource of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. As we work together to put Christ at the Center, to nurture our Eucharistic communities and to revitalize domestic churches, we invite you to use this resource to reflect on the Sunday Gospels in your home. A complete prayer aid can be found here.

Amy McEntee