HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. (3)

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HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A.

THEME: “LOOK,THERE IS THE LAMB OF GOD: THE CHOSEN ONE OF GOD”

BY: Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu.

 

After the Christmas and New year celebrities, we have entered the ordinary time of the Church’s Liturgical year. Therefore, this is the 2nd Sunday in ordinary time, (Year A). The readings portray Jesus as being introduced by John. He is both the Lamb of God and the Chosen One of God (Jn.1:29-34). It is ironical to introduce someone you do not know to others. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, John saw Jesus coming towards him. He was able to recognize him and said, “Look, there is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” This introduction means much for us. Most of us saw or met some of our relatives and friends during the Christmas break for the first time. This was possible because Jesus brought us together after many years without seeing each other.

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This was possible because, Jesus as the Chosen One of God brings families together. He is the Lamb of God who brings unity and love. He is the one with whom God is well pleased because he brings peace. He is the light of the nations and he brings salvation to the ends of the earth (Is. 49:3.5-6). He is the perfect example of the one who has come to do the will of God (Ps. 39:2ff). To all those who gathered in the name of Jesus, Paul prays that they may be blessed with God’s grace and peace (1Cor. 1:1-3).

The lesson we should learn from this 2nd Sunday in ordinary time of the Church’s year is that Jesus brings people together, he brings peace and he brings unity to all who obey and worship the living God. As the followers of Christ, we are the light of the nations. We shall bring God’s salvation to the ends of the earth. Like Israel, God shall be glorified in us. Through our good works people will see us as the children of God. May we be strengthened by the grace of God to make this year peaceful amen. Happy sunday.

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