Sunday, January 22, 2023
In Year A, these readings inspire us to understand that Jesus has saved us and we are called to spread that good news to others. In the first reading (Isaiah 8:23 – 9:3) we hear that Jesus ushers in a new era of freedom and salvation. The psalm (Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14) reaffirms that the Lord is our salvation. In the 2nd reading (1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17) Paul reminds us that we must be united in our efforts to evangelize. And in the Gospel (Matthew 4:12-23) we hear Jesus calling Simon Peter and Andrew to join him in spreading the Good News.
He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”Matthew 4:19