Saturday, January 15, 2011
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time—A
Isaiah 49:3, 5-6
It is too little for us, as the Lord tells Isaiah in today’s first reading, to be merely servants of God. We are called to be holy, St. Paul reminds us. The Holy Spirit that came down from heaven and settled on Jesus, he in turn gives to us. We have risen with Christ from the waters of baptism to share in the light of salvation that is offered to everyone everywhere.
John the Baptist was the first to point to Jesus and witness to this light: “He is the Son of God.”
It is not enough to simply serve God from a sense of duty. His light must radiate out from within us for the entire world to see and hear. If our lives truly belong to God, we witness to Christ daily through all we do and say.
John the Baptist and St. Paul gave their lives to allow God’s glory to shine more brightly. What are we willing to give?
Let's take a chance!