This day is a day to reflect on a beautiful theme:
“Behold the Lamb of God!”
This theme is derived from the Gospel of John, where John the Baptist points out Jesus to his disciples and says, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples then follow Jesus, and Jesus asks them, “What are you looking for?”
This question is not trivial, as it goes straight to the fundamental problem of human life. When looking at ourselves, are you clear on what you are looking for? Do you really know? And why do you do it?
As we reflect further, then, let us consider the importance of knowing what we are looking for in life. It is easy to get caught up in the emotion of the moment or by a passing need, but it is important to consciously engage our freedom and intelligence to determine what we truly want in life
We must plant our roots in the right place and draw from life so as to be permanently ourselves. We should also recognize Jesus as the “Master” who can speak to us wisely with words from above and direct our lives towards the truth and its fulfillment. We must come to know Jesus by staying with Him and sharing His life.
It is only in the daily and intimate relationship with Jesus that we can really come to know Him. So, let us work, this week, on developing this intimate relationship. How will you begin?
The Lord be with you
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John (1:35-42)
Glory to you, O Lord
As John stood with two of his disciples, Jesus passed, and John stared hard at him and said,
‘Look, there is the lamb of God.‘ Hearing this, the two disciples followed Jesus.
Jesus turned round, saw them following and said,
‘What do you want?‘
They answered, ‘Rabbi,’ – which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’
‘Come and see‘ he replied;
so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of that day. It was about the tenth hour.
One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. Early next morning, Andrew met his brother and said to him,
‘We have found the Messiah’ – which means the Christ – and he took Simon to Jesus.
Jesus looked hard at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ – meaning Rock.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.