Our site uses cookies to improve the user experience and we recommend accepting its use to take full advantage of the navigation

Today’s Gospel
for the family

Today's Gospel + image + catechesis

January 3th (Weekdays of the Christmas season)

Download
Gospel text (Jn 1,29-34): John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, «There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world». John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, «There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. It is he of whom I said: ‘A man comes after me who is already ahead of me, for he was before me’. I myself did not know him, but I came baptizing to prepare for him, so that he might be revealed in Israel». And John also gave this testimony, «I saw the Spirit coming down on him like a dove from heaven and resting on him. I myself did not know him but God who sent me to baptize told me: ‘You will see the Spirit coming down and resting on the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit’. Yes, I have seen! and I declare that this is the Chosen One of God».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today, John the Baptist gives us the most important testimony: by pointing out that Jesus is the "Lamb of God", he is telling us that He is the Son of God who is coming to save us and forgive our sins. Old Israel sacrificed lambs and other animals as offerings to God for His forgiveness. They used to say that their blood washed our sins. But... it was just the blood of animals.

-Jesus washed our impurities in the Cross: the Blood of "God incarnate" was the only blood able to purify us.

The new evangeli.net website is now available. We hope that the distribution of the content and the new features will facilitate the reading and meditation of the Gospel and its commentary.