In John 1:29-42, we have an alternative call story–one that opens up the possibility that Jesus came to offer different leadership.
The life Jesus offers is about freedom
Epiphany 2A | John 1:29-42
Our gospel this morning opens with sight.
John the Baptists sees Jesus and his reaction is a lot like “Well, I’ll be! Look who is before me!”
Who knows if he can pick Jesus out of a lineup or knows him from Adam. But here, now, in this moment, he sees him and declares
“Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’
He sees him and sees into him and sees through him…
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