Fr Dan Carroll SDB, Rector of the Salesian Community in Pallaskenry, Limerick shares a reflection for Migrant and Refugee Sunday – 19th January 2014
Jesus is chosen by the Spirit to be Lamb and Servant; Paul is chosen to be an apostle. Each of us in Baptism is chosen. We are chosen to live a life of holiness, to share in God’s life, a life for us of praise and worship, of witness and apostolicity.
Gospel reading: John 1:29-34
29 Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
30 This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me.
31 I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I came baptising with water.”
32 John also declared, “I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him.
33 I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.’
34 Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.”