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If the Prologue of John’s Gospel were likened to a work of art, the second half of this chapter would be the movement of a symphony. There is a sweep from the single tone of John’s cry in the desert, to the climactic expression of Nathaniel: “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Each new disciple crescendos into the next, as they come to Jesus. John points out the Lamb of God and unfolds who Jesus is. Place yourself in line as one of those first disciples of Jesus. Spend the whole day with him.
The transition from John to Jesus is complete. In these weeks of Lent, we open ourselves to Jesus teaching us as he did his dearest disciples.
What are these?
Lamb of God: all sin away v. 29
Holy Spirit descending v. 32
Staying with Jesus all day v. 39
Seeing greater things than these v. 50
This is the Second Week in Lent, Year A.
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We read the Gospel of John during Lent and Easter.
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