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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 14, 2018
Read! Reflect! Respond!

As you hear this familiar story of Jesus calling his first disciples,
what words or phrases strike you?
What in this reading touches your heart?

by sharing your response to the question with others!

THEME: God calls us to follow Chr ist.

Gospel: John 1:35-42
John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said
and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” — which translated means Teacher —, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”

So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him,“We have found the Messiah” — which is translated Christ —. Then he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas” — which is translated Peter.

Question for Children: What can you do this week to show that you are a follower of Jesus?

Question for Youth: Andrew seemed to know immediately that he should follow Jesus. Do you have that same sense of confidence in your faith in Jesus? What helps? What makes it hard?

Question for Adults: In what ways do you experience being called by Jesus? What does he want you to do?


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