Friday, January 04, 2008

Where Do You Live

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious

The next day again John stood, and two of his disciples. And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. And Jesus turning, and seeing them following him, saith to them: What seek you? Who said to him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith to them: Come and see. They came, and saw where he abode, and they stayed with him that day: now it was about the tenth hour. And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard of John, and followed him. He findeth first his brother Simon, and saith to him: We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said: Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted Peter.
John 1:35-42 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father we are witnessing the first call to follow your Son Jesus just by the fact that John the Baptist had said Behold the Lamb of God. And Jesus saying come and see to the question of where he lives. How amazing it all is that when our Priest say these words at Mass, to know that Jesus is present right there with us. How often do we ask Jesus where do you live? Are we afraid he just might say Come and see, rather than say look inside your heart. Even Peter was found by his brother and brought to Jesus. Where his name changed by the grace of God for his new vocation, that of being the head of the Apostles and then the Church as we know it. Today I ask you dear Jesus, where do you live so I may come and be with you, to be a follower and do our Fathers will as you have. May we come to see your presence when we go to Mass as they say Behold the Lamb of God for you are there with and among us. Amen

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