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January 04, 2023

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Jn 1: 35-42

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 

One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 

With Whom Do You Share the Good News?

I have a very close bond with my older sister. Whenever I hear good news, she is the first person with whom  I think to share it. In today’s Gospel. John the Baptist indicates to Andrew that Jesus is the Messiah. Andrew follows “the Anointed One” and listens to him. Andrew then goes to share the news with his brother, Peter, so that he could also meet Jesus.

When I place myself in that Gospel scene, I can easily imagine the excitement Andrew felt on finally meeting the Christ. He could not wait to share what he found with his brother. What followed was them getting to know Jesus and then being invited by Jesus to become disciples.

Jesus reaches out to each of us everyday and invites us to be his friend and follow him. With whom do you want to share this Good News?

—Kathy England is a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati, OH.

 

Prayer

Lord, grant that I may see you more clearly,
love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly,
day by day.

—Spiritual Exercises 104


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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January 04, 2023

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Jn 1: 35-42

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 

One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 

With Whom Do You Share the Good News?

I have a very close bond with my older sister. Whenever I hear good news, she is the first person with whom  I think to share it. In today’s Gospel. John the Baptist indicates to Andrew that Jesus is the Messiah. Andrew follows “the Anointed One” and listens to him. Andrew then goes to share the news with his brother, Peter, so that he could also meet Jesus.

When I place myself in that Gospel scene, I can easily imagine the excitement Andrew felt on finally meeting the Christ. He could not wait to share what he found with his brother. What followed was them getting to know Jesus and then being invited by Jesus to become disciples.

Jesus reaches out to each of us everyday and invites us to be his friend and follow him. With whom do you want to share this Good News?

—Kathy England is a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati, OH.

 

Prayer

Lord, grant that I may see you more clearly,
love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly,
day by day.

—Spiritual Exercises 104


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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