Sunday 15 January
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading – Isaiah 49:3,5-6
“It is not enough for you to be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back the survivors of Israel; I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth”. From being servant to being the light. This is the transformation we are speaking about. From being servants to being sons and daughters. This is not what we make of ourselves. This is what the Lord does. He who formed you in the womb of your mother, He is the one who is going to do this transformation in me. We must recognize our call and our vocation for this. That is why the Prophet Isaiah is saying: “I am honoured in the eyes of the Lord, my God is my strength”. The God becomes the strength of our life, we move from being servant to being light, from being servants to being sons and daughters. Often, we don’t recognize this potentiality in us. We remain just as servants. We never become light. We live in darkness and those around us also in the same darkness. But our call is to become light, light of the nations. This also has a specific purpose: we become light so that we can bring the love of God to the ends of the earth. Let’s reflect: Do we want to move from being servant to being light by making God our strength?