2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
“Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” Now that seems like a simple statement but it is actually an amazing statement. He says, “Here is the one who is going to die for your sins.” Wow, someone loves me enough to die for me. Can we imagine how much love and awe we would have if some unrelated person paid our debts for no reason except that they loved us? That someone would go further and die for us in our place when we deserved the death penalty? How can one stay uninterested in that kind of love? Yet we do. There is not much that excites us in the Church, which is sad. I have often felt the same way at times, for sure, about the things of God. Even though we hear many awesome things during the Mass, we hear about the love of God, the forgiveness of our sins, we sing in the presence of the angels and saints, yet we barely tolerate such things. How can we be so hardened to such beautiful life-giving words and promises? So hardened to such life-changing grace in our lives? This is a great tragedy in our lives.