Sermon for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time

A wee boy was sitting in the pew and looked with confusion at a priest in front of him. The priest was holding something white in his hand, both his hands raised above his head; clearly, the priest was showing something. The boy’s confusion sprang from the obvious disparity between what was being shown and the words uttered by the priest: ‘Behold the Lamb of God.’ In the boy’s eyes, the white thing held by the priest didn’t resemble in the slightest the animal mentioned by the priest. Nearly half a century later the same boy - though not a boy anymore - regularly does and says exactly the same as what that priest did and said. The boy - though not a boy anymore - wonders if people looking at him are as confused as he was as a wee boy… You might think that the boy wasn’t particularly clever; well, if that’s the case, I can tell you that...
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