Sunday Reflection


Sunday Reflection from Father Anthony

Sunday, January 19th 2020


behold the lamb


I welcome you to this Sunday as we begin the ordinary time in our liturgical calendar.

From the Gospel reading this Sunday, John the Baptist having baptized Jesus in the river Jordan, points him out to the people. John exclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world…." These words of John gave a description of Jesus and his true character and he directed his disciples to follow the true Lamb of God-the word made flesh. John was able to do his duty of preparing the people for the coming of Jesus. When Jesus came, he was able to lead the people to him. He gave way to the Son of God which was his primary duty. We also have to be aware of our respective roles and responsibilities as we learn from John the Baptist. He was strong yet humble because he recognized the authentic call of salvation and acted on it. Therefore parents, teachers, spiritual directors, mentors and formation directors are expected to become pointers to the true lamb of God as John did. They should be the channels through which the message is delivered to others. Let us in humility focus on the Lamb of God whenever the opportunity arises, especially to understand that he came to take away our sins.