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Here I Am, Lord!

January 17, 2021

Today’s Gospel from John 1: 35-42 presents an invitation and inspires a response. Two disciples see Jesus walk by and remark: “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Then they follow him. Imagine you are among those who hear this pronouncement and then hear Jesus ask you the same thing he asked them: “What are you looking for?”  Sometimes, it may be difficult to express what we are truly seeking; however, if we keep looking for what the ‘answers’ might be through the lens of faith, our Lord will lead us to his viewpoint. These disciples were blessed to hear the voice of the Lord and they responded to follow Jesus in real time. Can we think of ourselves doing the same thing: following Jesus more closely in the real time of our everyday lives? Looking for what really matters?  Responding wholeheartedly to the Lord’s invitation and extending that invitation to others? It might be good to remember, and to prayerfully repeat, today’s responsorial psalm (#40): “Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will.” 


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