Sunday, January 14, 2024
The readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B invite us to hear God calling and to respond. In the first reading, God calls to Samuel and he replies. The psalm speaks of waiting for the Lord and answering. . The Gospel tells of the call of the first apostles.
So possible themes for this Sunday are discipleship and listening for the call of God.
Daily Mass Readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
- First Reading – 1 Samuel 3:3B-10, 19: “When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, ‘Samuel, Samuel!’ Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.'”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 40: “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
- Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 6:13C-15A, 17-20: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
- Gospel – John 1:35-42: “They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ – which translated means Teacher – ‘where are you staying?’He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.'”