January 15, 2023

A08: The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (2023)

Carla Pratt Keyes

“‘What are you looking for?’ These are the first words Jesus speaks in the gospel according to John…Christ’s inaugural question invites us to discern and articulate something significant about our lives, even our deepest desires. What are we looking for?” begins Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes, pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia. In today’s passage from John 1:29-42, Jesus poses this question to his disciples and their answer is a bit strange. They ask Jesus, “Where do you abide?” Keyes says, “They are asking Jeus where are you in relation to God? And what might that mean for US in relation to God?” Christ responds with an invitation, “Come and see.” Christ extends that same invitation to us. Will we accept it?

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