17 January 2021

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today the Church in the United States celebrates the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The assigned readings are 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; and John 1:35-42. The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 40 (Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10).

For one version of the Responsorial Psalm set to music, please visit:

YouTube: Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 40) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will

The Gospel reading is as follows:

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God." The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, "What are you looking for?"
They said to him, "Rabbi" - which translated means Teacher -, "where are you staying?"
He said to them, "Come, and you will see."
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah" - which is translated Christ -. 
Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas" - which is translated Peter.

Reflections on these readings:

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sunday Reflections: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time January 17, 2021

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sundays Salesian: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 17, 2021)

Crossroads Initiative: Be a Saint, not a Prude, a Witness, not a Spectator

The Quiet Corner: Like St. Andrew every Christian is given a vocation to live the Gospel in one's own circumstances (14 JAN 21)

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