Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
After a long season of purple and white, we’re back to the green ordinary time this week.
This week’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah is beautiful imagery of God espousing His people. No longer would the people of God be discarded or treated poorly. God will claim us as His. This marriage imagery is intense and almost uncomfortable, but it shows the depth of His love for us. This is a unique marriage that goes beyond death.
Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10
- (3) Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.
1 COR 12:4-11
This week’s second reading from the epistle to the Church in Corinth is a clear outline of how we are to work as one body in Christ. From our baptism, we are all uniquely blessed with unique gifts called charisms that are given to us to support the work of the body. It’s often tempting to see other’s gifts as not as important or needed as ours or others, but we must see that we are all needed with our unique gifts.
CF. 2 THES 2:14
- Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of John for this week’s reading is a beautiful miracle story of Jesus that He performs as the request of His mother. This regular event is elevated to sacrament because Jesus understands that it is a unique force to give us purpose in our vocation. The Church calls it a sacrament of service because it orients our baptism, and through it the Lord reflects His love for us. We must continue to pray for marriages to be strong and for the Lord to grant the graces needed N
Gospel meditation from Bishop Vásquez
How do we respond? Do we follow the example of Mary and bring our concerns to the Lord? Do our expectations limit our ability to see God’s presence all around us? Do we listen to the Lord?