Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - On this Sunday we return to Ordinary Time and begin a new cycle of Readings. Today we hear from the Gospel of St. John the first call of His disciples. The disciples approach Jesus wondering if He is the One they are looking for. The simple response is to "come and see." All of us may frequently wonder about Jesus and if He truly is the Christ. It is a question that every believer needs to explore. For the coming weeks we will be asking the question, "Is He the One?"
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - No one likes to change. As we get older, we become very set in our ways, even if those ways includes bad habits. Breaking those habits become more difficult with each passing day. There are many people caught in the cycle of Sin and find it hard to change. Yet the more we recognize that Jesus is the One, the more we need to heed the message to repent, that is, to change our ways.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - There are many today who, as Bishop Baron explains, have "domesticated" Jesus. He is just a nice figure with an interesting moral message. In the minds of so many, He is no longer the One for whom we would give our lives. Instead, we go through the motions and become complacent in our Faith. Yet even the demons recognize Who Jesus truly is and obey His command. As those who believe in Him, we need to constantly examine our relationship with Him and adjust our lives accordingly.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - One of the biggest dangers in the spiritual life is complacency. The longer something takes, the more we take it for granted and may no longer see the value. When that begins to happen, we tend to become somewhat depressed and withdrawn. It is at this point many tend to lose Hope. Yet Jesus comes with healing power to raise us up and give us new Hope. Is He the One for you? In the Gospel, "everyone is looking for" Him. Yet He is not hard to find. Is your life mired in complacency and routine to the point where you no longer find Him?
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - In this last Sunday before Lent, we bring this series to a close. Is He the One? Yes! Do we live our lives as if this is true? Not always! The key is to have our hearts cleansed by Him so that the leprosy of Sin does not steal our Joy. It is the Just Who exalt in the Lord. It is the Just Who approach Jesus and ask to be made clean. Those cleansed by Him know Him personally and go forth letting everyone know He is the One.
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