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Mass Homily 2020 01 19

Clevelanddiocese 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A Note: Where a Scripture text is underlined in the body of this discussion, it is recommended that the reader look up and read that passage. …More
Clevelanddiocese 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A Note: Where a Scripture text is underlined in the body of this discussion, it is recommended that the reader look up and read that passage. 1st Reading - Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 The Jerusalem Bible titles this reading “The Second Song of the Servant of Yahweh”. There are four servant songs in Isaiah (42:1-7; 49:1-7; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12). They describe poetically the person (or nation) that will bring people to an awareness of God’s power, justice, and love. The servant will do this by his whole way of living, but most of all by the way he will bear the suffering brought about by the evil acts of the people. In his suffering, he will justify the people so that they can be restored to God after their separation. The early Church looked back to these servant songs of the Old Testament and began to see how clearly they defined the life and death of Jesus. This second Song of the Suffering Servant deals more with the “call” of the servant. …More