Come and See Christians

Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time B

As Jesus walks by, John the Baptist calls out “Behold the Lamb of God.”  The one so obedient to God that he would follow God like a little lamb.  Two of John’s disciples pick up on the cue and follow him. They ask a very reasonable question, “Rabbi, where are you staying?”  Jesus responds, “Come, and you will see.”  That invitation echoes through the generations and lands upon our ears, challenging us to follow Christ and have the courage to go wherever he will lead.

Yet, I wonder if it is not a quaint or old fashioned invitation. Come and see.  It does not seem to be the most practical way.  This is the age of GPS.  We don’t come and see. My friend Fred is always desperate to make a map for me with landmarks outlined on the side of the road…

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