Sunday Readings & Reflections

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Theme of the Sunday: Jesus Begins His Public Life

First Reading: Isaiah 55:1-11
Responsorial: Isaiah 12:2-3.4bcd.5-6 (R iso 다운로드. 3);
Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-9;
Gospel: Mark 1:7-11; 

Resources used:
*The Sunday Missal, Paulines Publications Africa


Reflection

This Sunday, we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord Celestial Marriage 1. We begin to Breathe His Word as we say:
Sign of the cross

Let us breathe His presence…. breathe Christ’s presence ….recollect yourself let His presence envelop you. gimagex 다운로드.

The early Christians had some difficulty in admitting that Jesus was baptized. John’s baptism was a baptism of penance that manifested the will to convert from a life of sin, and this is why the Pharisees never thought of being baptized: they were just and did not need to convert 앵커 태그. Why did Jesus submit to baptism?
He wanted from the start of his public life, to side with sinners, identify with them.
Do we sympathize with those whose lives have not been successful Millennium? How do we regard unmarried mothers or those whose marriages have failed?

Let us invoke the breath of the Holy Spirit on us

Listen: (the Gospel reading) (Mk 1:7-11)
Allow the breath of His Word to circulate inside of you, let it shed light on all areas of your life ps4 대기모드 게임 다운로드. Let it challenge you to a better you.

Personal ReflectionShould a Christian condemn others?

Breathe His word… take your time to reflect on His Word

Reflection (personal reflection and application, questions & Call to action)

Prayer from my heart: Say a prayer form your heart for yourself and those they Lord remind you al at this time 페도라 13.

Concluding prayer: Lord as the breath of your Word fills our being may it become, the lamp for our feet, a light for our path 바람의나라 연 다운로드.

Lectio Divina with the Daughters of St Paul


THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD


***Adapted from “Celebrating the Word Year B” by Fernando Armellini


Sunday Readings

FIRST READING Isaiah 55:1-11

“Come to the waters: hear, that your soul may live.”

A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Thus says the Lord: “Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, merciful love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call nations that you know not, and nations that knew you not shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I intend, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

The word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Isaiah 12:2-3.4bcd.5-6 (R. 3)

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. R.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

“Give thanks to the Lord call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations, proclaim that his name is exalted.” R.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.” R.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.







SECOND READING 1 John 5:1-9

“The Spirit, the water, and the blood.”

A reading from the first Letter of Saint John

Beloved: Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the one begotten by him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth. There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has borne witness to his Son.

The word of the Lord.

Alleluia. John saw Jesus coming towards him and said: Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Alleluia.    
 
GOSPEL READING Mark 1:7-11

You are my Son, the beloved; my favour rests on you.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

At that time: John preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptised you with water; but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

The Gospel of the Lord.



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