John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
"Behold, the Lamb of God."
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. (Jn. 1:35-42)
Reading today's Gospel makes me wonder:
- If John the Baptist had not pointed Jesus out, would Andrew (one of the "two disciples") have completely missed an encounter with the Son of God?
Most likely! For Andrew, it took someone to "point out" God because Andrew wasn't yet able to recognize God on his own. And, thanks to John the Baptist's nudge, Andrew not only discovered God's Son, but he also started on the road to becoming a disciple of Jesus.
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Here are some everyday events in which we might consider saying "Behold, the Lamb of God!" to our children:
- The beauty of nature-- An amazing sunrise or sunset, a rainstorm, an amazing view.
- Family gatherings-- birthdays, anniversaries, sacraments, a nice dinner out together, a vacation or holiday.
- Friends-- The help of a true friend, a playful afternoon, a difficult conversation that leads to reconciliation.
How often do we "point out" Jesus to our children and students? What are some ways you do this for your children? I look forward to reading your comments sharing the ways you say "Behold, the Lamb of God!" to your children and/or students.