Today’s Thoughts: After our journey through Advent and the Christmas Season we now enter into a few Sundays of Ordinary Time, it is a time before we begin the long journey of Lent and Easter. it is a time to pause and reflect on our relationship with God. It is an opportunity take into our hearts the true meaning of our relationship with God that the early part of our liturgical year has introduced us to – “The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.” This needs to be the essence for our joy and hope as we journey through life, a life that often tries to take joy and hope from us!
Our Gospel today tells the story of Jesus’ encounter with John the Baptist. This little scene offers us a lesson in listening to God and acting on, what God asks of us. John was told to look for a sign that the Son of God, the Christ, had come; “on whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will Baptize with the Holy Spirit.” Jesus is that person. John tells us, “I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” - That is why I am doing what I do! God has come to us. As our Responsorial Psalm reminds us today – “Here [we are], Lord; [we] come to do your will.” So, let us go into this new year singing the new song that God has given us.
Have a blessed and holy Sunday everyone. Don’t forget to give God a little time today!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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