Posted by: livingscripture | January 18, 2015

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

From the Word of the Day

“They went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day.”

(John 1: 39)

How should we live this Wordlwjas0152

Meeting Jesus is a central and fundamental event in their life.  They feel they are understood, loved, welcomed and this deeply changes their attitude.  They have a new identity as Jesus says, “You are Simon…you will be called Cephas, which means Peter” (John 1: 42).  They can then announce the Good News of Salvation, witnessing with their very life what they have learned from the Teacher.The disciples’ life was changed when they met Jesus.  Accepting the word of John the Baptist who had indicated Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God’, the first disciples followed Him.  They ask Him where He lives and immediately they entrust themselves to Him as He invites them to “Come and you will see”.

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will ponder how today I can meet Jesus in the Eucharist, in His Word, in the persons around me.  I too can experience the intense and deep joy of the first disciples who followed Jesus.  It is in this way that I discover who I am and who I must be.

Help me, Lord, to trust You, to follow You with dedication and love, to proclaim You to my sisters and brothers with enthusiasm and joy. 

The Voice of Pope Francis 

The most important thing that can happen to a person is meeting Jesus, the one who loves us, who has saved us, and who has given His life for us.  We are walking to meet Jesus.  We may ask how we meet Jesus.  Is it only at the end?  No!  We meet Him every day.  How?  Through prayer because when you pray, you meet Jesus.  When you go to Communion, you meet Jesus, and in the sacraments. 

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