Year C: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Second Reading: based on St Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1: 15-20
Although it is not easy to see from how the Reading looks in the Missal, the words of today’s Reading are likely to have been taken from an early Christian hymn.
Here is a different translation that makes that clearer:
For in Him was created everything
He is before everything;
Who is the beginning,
For in Him all the fullness was pleased to
The hymn is about Christ and proclaims Him as existing before everything else in creation - and of all that is having its being through Him. You may notice echoes of the words of the Creed - “through Him all things were made...”
The hymn celebrates the power of Christ -
One possible reason for our reluctance to be witnesses to Jesus and the Gospel is that we forget how marvellous these things are. Many people might be able to shrug off the wonder of Jesus being the Son of God - and dismiss His story as no longer relevant to the world - but can we? If we had never heard about it, we might have an excuse - but we have. Not only have we heard about Jesus but, through our Baptism, we have become part of the great Body of Christ - we are part of His glory.
What does it mean for me?
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