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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
January 15, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Behold the Lamb of God

I am struck by the words the Baptist spoke when Jesus approached: “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Ordinary Time

The term “Ordinary Time” sounds bland to us, even as we unconsciously long for precisely what it is meant to bring.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


You can see why someone might have thought Christ’s mission was a failure.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Sin of the World

The recently developed concept of social sin is an attempt to articulate the sinfulness of humankind. 

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Justice and Peace

How is John the Baptist a model of holiness? Who is holy in your world?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda


outstretched arms

were his only posture

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