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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 1, 2015

TO KNOW HIM MORE

Two weeks ago, we began Ordinary Time with a question: What are you looking for? Last week, we heard about the Kingdom of God. Today, we hear that Jesus is the prophet we asked for – the one who speaks the voice of God – the one who speaks with Divine authority.

It is as if we are journeying with our ancestors these past few weeks. We are reliving their moment of discovery; the fulfillment of the promise to send a Messiah in the person of Jesus Christ.

It is hard for us, I think, to see with the faith that was required of them. The story of Jesus is so well known to us, but if we can step outside of our own knowledge and consider what it would have been like to meet Jesus for the first time, then His voice my open our hearts a little wider today.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28).

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