Deacon George’s Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospels provide us with a great deal of information about the human Person of Christ. They provide enough information, to enable someone to write his biography. However, in today’s Gospel reading, there are two important declarations that reinforce each other, for they establish the divine element of the Person of Christ. “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” And “I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him.” Whatever John the Baptist had intended, the Apostle John wants us today, to ponder on the divinity of Christ. Yes, Jesus is human just like us, having a normal human body, but most importantly, he is actually God himself, who has existed since the beginning of time. Remember, John’s words on Christmas Day, “In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God…..