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Behold the Lamb

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

During the Christmas Season we celebrate in a major way the fact that God has entered into his own creation — God is with us. From Christmas Day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus as Emmanuel (“God with us”) to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord when the voice of the Father is heard saying, “This is my beloved Son,” we celebrate that God has come into the world. But what has God come to do?

We get the answer in this Sunday’s gospel, when John the Baptist points to Jesus and says, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn 1:29). With this brief statement, John identifies not only who Jesus is, but what he has come to do and how he will do it. That’s what we talk about in this week’s video. Enjoy and share!