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1 John 3:7-10
Psalm 98:1, 7-8, 9
John 1:35-42
In today’s Gospel, Jesus is called the “Lamb of God”, “Rabbi” and
As we reflect on this passage of the Gospel of John, a theme that
presents itself is the recognition of Jesus as teacher. He asks his
disciples, “’What are you looking for?’
They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher).”
He both challenges his followers with a question as well as invites
them to act in faith: “Come and you will see.”
Today, we remember how Jesus continues to draw us forth toward
wholeness as a teacher of both the mind and heart. He challenges us
to utilize our gifts of reason in order to understand our world and our
experiences. And He invites us to trust, with total faith, in his loving
presence and guidance. We also remember teachers, past and pre-
sent, who have contributed to growth in myriad ways. We remember
Saint Elizabeth Seton, whose feast is celebrated today. Her faith in
God led her to establish the first Catholic schools in the United
States, which continue to be a source of lifelong learning and spiritual
growth. As parents and as students, we are especially thankful today
for the teachers of Holy Family School and Education Center. The
Gospel challenges and invites us to grow as people of reason and
loving faith.