Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19;
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20;
John 1:35-42


The Christian is attracted to God in many ways. In the first reading, God sought for Samuel. He called him at a very tender age to begin his mission. He calls us too. Like Samuel, some of us lack experience in our relationship with the Divine and need some guidance. We need an Eli to help us answer God’s call. In the second reading, the disciples sought for Jesus. In our search for truth, for healing, for redemption, we seek for God who is able to grant us the perfection of the good things the world cannot give. The question of Jesus,”What do you seek?”, applies to all of us. Do we seek for him as the Lamb of God, as Rabbi or as the Messiah? Is it possible to seek God for unjust reasons? We may need to check our consciences to answer the latter. However, whether we seek for him or he seeks for us, we are not our own. We belong to him. We are temples of His Holy Spirit and our actions should portray that fact.

Let Us Pray

O God, grant us the grace to hear your calling and to respond to it promptly and effectively. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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