SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Gospel: John 1:29-34

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

The next day, catching sight of Jesus approaching, John exclaimed, “Look, there is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  This is the one of whom I spoke when I said, ‘After

me one is coming who ranks ahead of me.’  I confess I did not recognize him, though the very reason I came baptizing with water was so that this One might be revealed to Israel.”  John also

gave this testimony, “I saw the Spirit descend like a dove from the sky, and it came to rest on him.  But I did not recognize him.  The One who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘When

you see the Spirit descend and rest on someone, it is this One who is to baptize with the Holy Spirit.’  Now I have seen for myself and have testified that this is God’s Chosen One.’ ”

The Good News as spoken through John.