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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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1st Reading: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6
Resp. Psalm Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9,10
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Gospel: John 1:29-34

Now that Jesus has been baptized, John the Baptist continues to witness to Him. We see clearly that God chooses to communicate with us through His prophets before He actually carries out His Will.

Since God prepares us ahead of time to accept the changes He asks us to endure, it is clear that we must participate in this preparation for change as well. The major change that we all will be making is the transition into eternity. We are all citizens of Heaven Saint Paul tells us. Since this is true we need to spend our lives getting to know God and His ways.

Archbishop Sheen once said our heaven or hell begins here on earth and this is based on how we choose to live our lives. Everything we choose to do here matters, especially to God to Whom we will render an account. Only Someone Who loves us makes this effort on our behalf.

Written by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD
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