Sunday 15 January 2017

Sun 15th. 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Isaiah 49:3, 5-6. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will—Ps 39(40):2, 4, 7-10. 1 Corinthians 1:1-3. John 1:29-34.

Readings

‘Here I am, Lord.’

Sometimes it seems to all we do in prayer is simply present ourselves to God and wait, in trust, for him to tell us his will and give us the means to do it. As his own word puts it: ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ We come silently and lovingly to you with all our baggage and know that he will love and guide us. It needs an open generous heart to be able to say, ‘here I am, Lord, weak but ready to do whatever you ask of me’. It is also frightening because we always think that God’s work is hard and demanding, feeling that it will be more crucifixion than resurrection.

With love and trust and the help of the Spirit we realise that, although God’s will is not always ours, doing it will bring us peace.

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