Sunday Gospel Reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm
- January 17, 2014
Second Sunday of the Year (A)John 1:29-34
29 The next day, he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, 'Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
30 It was of him that I said, "Behind me comes one who has passed ahead of me because he existed before me."
31 I did not know him myself, and yet my purpose in coming to baptise with water was so that he might be revealed to Israel.'
32 And John declared, 'I saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove from heaven and rest on him.
33 I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, "The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is to baptise with the Holy Spirit."
34 I have seen and I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.'
Spirituality is not so much a matter of prayer as of awareness, about sensitivity in ordinary time to the ordinary events and people around me. Christ is there among them as he was among the events and people of Israel two thousand years ago.