On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: January 4, 2017 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys


I am a child of God.

Although I am a cradle Catholic, I stand in awe and great excitement along side the neophytes post baptism receiving their first Holy Communion. What peace, what joy! I’m no longer a slave to fear and sin. I am a child of God.

Come and see, come dwell with and in me says our Lord Jesus to each and everyone of us. Come and dwell in the mysteries, come listen to my living Word. Receive from me and be born anew. Then share my love with your neighbour.

Thank You Jesus, praise You Jesus. Amen

First reading
1 John 3:7-10

My children, do not let anyone lead you astray: to live a holy life is to be holy just as he is holy; to lead a sinful life is to belong to the devil, since the devil was a sinner from the beginning.
It was to undo all that the devil has done that the Son of God appeared. No one who has been begotten by God sins;
because God’s seed remains inside him, he cannot sin when he has been begotten by God.

In this way we distinguish the children of God from the children of the devil: anybody not living a holy life and not loving his brother is no child of God’s.

Gospel
John 1:35-42

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.

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