In the Gospel for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, John the Baptist identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God.  While baptizing Jesus, he saw the Spirit come down upon Jesus and remain with him.  “I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’  Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God”  (John 1: 33-34).  John saw the signs that God had designated Jesus.  He knew that God and Jesus enjoyed a special relationship.  He recognized God’s love in Jesus’ loving care for others.  Through Jesus, God includes everyone in this relationship of love.  God loves Jesus.  Jesus loves us.  God loves us.  We give evidence of this love by what we say and do.  How do you give evidence of God’s love for you?

 

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