Second Sunday in Ordinary TimeJohn 1:29-34
If there was any doubt as to who Jesus is, it is put to rest in the witness of John the Baptist today. We have to marvel at the humility of John the Baptist as he turns the focus away from himself to focus solely on Jesus. And he does this with the authority of the words, “I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’“
St. John the Baptist, teach us humility.