Sunday 14 January 2018

About Today Readings

Week II Psalter. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19. Psalm 39(40):2, 4, 7-10. 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20. John 1:35-42.

Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will—Psalm 39(40):2, 4, 7-10.

‘Rabbi, where do you live?’

The gospel has an interesting dialogue to consider. Jesus asks those who follow him, ‘What do you want?’ Imagine Jesus turning to you and asking, ‘What do you want?’ What is your answer? Why are you following Jesus? The disciples ask, in response, ‘Where do you live?’ Again, this is a very good question. Where does Jesus ‘live’?

Jesus invites these two disciples to ‘come and see’. This same invitation is issued to each one of us. Discipleship is a journey of discovery. We discover more about Jesus and ourselves the more we are willing to ‘come and see’. As all our other New Year’s resolutions fade, perhaps this is one we can keep: to come and see where Jesus lives throughout the course of this year.

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