2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
I’d like to talk a little today about today’s readings in the Catholic Church. Since my blog entails both the Mind, Body and Spirit, I thought that on Sunday’s I would like to take the opportunity to discuss the readings of the day. Hence the start of SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS!!!! (cue the voice echo machine!!!).
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19
1 Cor. 6:13c-15a, 17-20
Today’s readings come from the Book of Samuel, Corinthians and the Book of John. In the first reading, we hear about the Lord trying to get Samuel’s attention. The Lord called out to Samuel three times before Samuel asked his friend Eli what was going on. Finally we get my favorite quote from this reading: "Speak Lord for your servant is Listening”. We need to listen to the Lord and follow what is said.
In the second reading, the main point being made is to use your body for the Lord. My favorite quote from this reading is: “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own.” We have all heard the adage, Your body is a temple – treat it that way!! We need to eat right, exercise, and don’t use your body for immoral acts.
In the Gospel we read: “Behold, the Lamb of God”. This is when John the Baptist tells a couple disciples that this truly is Jesus the lamb that will be sacrificed for us. The disciples then go and follow Jesus. Jesus fixes his gaze down on Simon, the son of John and tells him that he will now be called Peter. From this Gospel, we need to think about who do we fix our gaze on?? Who do we follow??
A few questions to ask yourself for the week: Who should we be serving and why?
We each have a calling. Are you fulfilling that calling??
Are we serving ourselves or God?
Have a Blessed Week,