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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time A

January 19, 2014



Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J.

Behold the Lamb of God

Lamb of God. We hear the phrase at every Mass (“This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world”) but probably most of us have never really thought about it. The image is actually quite rich.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Ordinary Time

As our lives grow more pressured, more tired, and more restless, perhaps more than anything else we long for "ordinary time," quiet, routine, solitude, and space away from the hectic pace of life.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Failure

You can see why someone might have thought Christ’s mission was a failure. The people passing by Christ on the cross certainly didn’t see the glory of God in him then!

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Sin of the World

It is our “original” sin that matters most, our fundamental option for ourselves over and above God. The rest is expression, like coloring the picture or connecting the dots.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Lamb of God

Why was John so certain about Jesus when he said, “Behold the Lamb of God”? Was John watching for the Spirit? Do you watch for the Spirit in your life? Can you find and trust the Spirit of God?

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A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

Temptations

outstretched arms
were
His only posture

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