Sunday, January 17, 2021
The readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B invite us to hear God calling and to respond. In the first reading (1 Samuel 3:3B-10, 19), God calls to Samuel and he replies. The psalm (Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10) speaks of waiting for the Lord and answering. The second reading (1 Corinthians 6:13C-15A, 17-20) reminds us that we are temples of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel (John 1:35-42) tells of the call of the first apostles.
So possible themes for this Sunday are discipleship and listening for the call of God. Here are some ideas.