Scripture Reflections for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Year B, Lectionary 65

God is calling us but are we recognizing the divine when God approaches? We may find ourselves comfortable in our current spiritual situation, sleeping like Samuel by the ark of God or already studying from a great teacher like John the Baptist. But while we would like to contain God in our circumstances Jesus walks by inviting us to journey with him. No longer dependent on what our spiritual instructors teach us but having a personal relationship with God that we each need to have.

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Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10
1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20

“according to Paul, right, if you were baptized, if you have faith then your body belongs to Christ and he paid for it with the infinitely valuable price of his blood which makes any desecration of the Christian body that much more serious, that much more grave”

Catholic Productions | "Glorify the Lord with Your Body" | Brant Pitre | January 13, 2021
John 1:35-42

“what John tells us is that Jesus already knew who Peter was and what his role was going to be from the very first time they encountered one another”

Catholic Productions | "Jesus Encounters Andrew and Simon" | Brant Pitre | February 12, 2021

“In order to be a follower of Jesus you don't just have to believe 'hey, he is the Lamb of God', you have to remain with him, you have to stay with him, you have to abide in him”

Catholic Productions | "Jesus and the Disciples of John the Baptist" | Brant Pitre | December 23, 2020

“Do you have something to share? Do you have a message to give? Is there a lesson that we have learned that we can pass on and teach to another generation?”

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish - Boston, MA | Fr. Oscar Pratt | January 14, 2024

“Can we be like St. Andrew? Can we be known for the one who always brings people to Jesus and are we willing to do that in such a way that, that no one even notices who we are? That everyone's attention is on Jesus Christ himself.”

Holy Name of Jesus Church & Loyola Ministry | Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ | January 17, 2021
Overall Readings

“The evangelist John is not only directing that question to Andrew and his companion, he is also addressing his readers. And isn’t that one of the most fundamental questions that we can ask? 'What at this stage of my life am I seeking? What do I truly desire?'”

"Behold, the Lamb of God" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant | January 7, 2024

“before we rush into doing what everybody wants us to do let us take a step back and go to God in prayer to ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes, to grant us the grace to journey into ourselves to discover our true identity as the children of God and to live a life that is based on that identity”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo | January 8, 2024

“Today's readings remind you and me that God is always at work in many places and in many people, calling, inspiring, healing and sustaining. We only need to come and we will see.”

UACatholic | Fr. John Paul Forté, OP | January 14, 2024

“We must not restrain our lips, we are all called to speak out even when it's uncomfortable. Especially when it's uncomfortable. After all that's what Jesus did time and time again.”

Catholic Women Preach | Laura Boysen-Aragón | January 4, 2024

“I may not know the details of where God is calling me but it is enough to say 'here I am' and trust God for the rest”

U.S. Catholic magazine | Allison Connelly-Vetter | January 10, 2024

“we exist, the church exists in order to manifest the Lord and another word for manifesting the Lord, epiphania or manifest, is to evangelize. We've got to tell the world about Jesus.”

St. Teresa of Avila - DC | Monsignor Raymond East | January 14, 2024

“I pray for you as I pray for myself on this day that in the midst of all the noise going around that God may grant us the grace to listen attentively to identify the voice of God, the grace to detach ourselves from past identify the true Lamb of God”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo | January 14, 2021

“Perhaps you've been waiting to hear the voice of God and he's been trying again and again to reach you as he did with Samuel but it's so ordinary you didn't recognize it”

Holy Name of Jesus Church & Loyola Ministry | "The Ordinary Voice of God" | Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ | January 14, 2024

“And so when we think about it the one thing we know is that the world is hungering for Jesus and it is our job to bring him wherever we may be.”

Fr. Tony Ricard | January 14, 2024

“So as we begin to emerge from isolation and division can we pause to listen to the stirrings of our hearts?”

Catholic Women Preach | Jeanne Fielding Lord | January 17, 2021