January 19, 2014

2nd Sunday Ordinary

January 19, 2014:  2nd Sunday, Ordinary Time

Readings

  • Is 49:3, 5-6  The Lord, who formed me from the womb, said:  You are my servant, through whom I show my glory.  I will make you a light to the nations.
    Wordle: Readings 1-19-14
  • Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10  "Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will."  The Lord heard my cry, gave me a new song to God and ears open to obedience.  Your law is within my heart!
  • 1 Cor 1:1-3  You have been sanctified in Christ, called to be holy.  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Jn 1:29-34  John the Baptist saw Jesus and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, the one who was to come after me.  I baptized so he might be made known.  I saw the Spirit come down to him from heaven.  He is the Son of God.”

Pope Francis
  • Angelus:  We're on a journey toward the Kingdom of God; we hope for a future where migrants and refugees live in peace and maintain the values of their culture.  Move from attitudes of defensiveness, fear, indifference, and marginalization to ones based on a culture of encounter capable of building a better, more just and fraternal world.
Social dimension of evangelization:   Evangelization—making God's kingdom present in our world—has a social dimension.  If we don't consider it well, we distort the meaning of the mission of evangelization.  (4, 176, p. 139) 
Reflections
    • Creighton:  John knew Jesus first as a cousin.  People we think we know can surprise us.  
    • RC.net:   John calls Jesus the Lamb of God.  The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus' nature to John and, through faith, to us.
    • Universalis:  St. Wulstan, Benedictine monk, bishop, confessor, cared for the poor. Santo Niño (Holy Child):  Approach God without fear, follow, and serve. 
    Music
    Apparel


    • "Lamb" tie bar:  "Behold the Lamb of God" (gospel)
    • "Keyboard with dove" tie pin:  "I saw the Spirit coming down" (gospel)
    • "Phone" tie bar:  You're 'called' to be holy (2nd reading)
    • "Children around the world" tie:  "I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth." (1st reading)
    • Green shirt:  Ordinary Time (season)
    Dress your life!

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