2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) : 17th January 2021

Daily Word Of God

John 1:35-42

As John stood there with two of his disciples, Jesus went past, and John looked towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ And the two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.

Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi’ — which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’ He replied, ‘Come and see’; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ — which means the Christ- and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ — which means Rock.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The mission of John the Baptist was to prepare the way for Jesus and to point Jesus to those who were waiting for the Messiah.


  • Andrew, on discovering the Messiah, promptly brings his brother Simon Peter to Jesus. Are we like Andrew; overjoyed at having found the Messiah? If so, should we not bring others to Jesus?


  • Today, let us pray for all catechists and evangelists, but especially for ourselves, that we become signposts to Jesus.