Lectio Divina, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 17, 2021 RSS
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
In the gospel passages from the prior few weeks, we read about John the Baptist’s preaching regarding the coming of the Messiah. In today’s passage we are shown that his preaching was not in vain. He was right. Not only was he right about the Messiah’s arrival being near. He also stayed true to his word that he would step aside and direct people to the Messiah when he does come. Just as John the Baptist was a forerunner for Christ, he also paves the way for every true disciple, not just the ones we read about this week. “Behold, the Lamb of God” should be our mindset and testimony whenever we go to Mass, to remind ourselves and others that our focus should be on him, not each other. “Behold, the Lamb of God” ought to be our message whenever we tell people about Jesus. This carpenter from Nazareth is God’s offer of salvation. He is the one promised since the fall of man.