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Friends, in today’s Gospel, two of John the Baptist’s disciples follow Jesus and encounter him.

Jesus’ question to the two young men—“What are you looking for?”—is an indispensably important one. Many people go through life not really knowing what they most fundamentally want, and accordingly, they drift.

The correct answer to Jesus’ question is “eternal life” or “friendship with God” or “holiness.” This is the simple, clear, unambiguous articulation of the end goal that any believer should have as he endeavors to lead his life.

Now, other people may know more or less what they want spiritually, but they lack the courage and attention to pursue that end in the face of distractions and opposition. They know that they should be growing in holiness, but the secular culture proposes sex, pleasure, power, and honor so attractively that they lose their way. Or perhaps they receive withering criticism from those who are stuck in the old, standard way of life, and they give in.

What are we looking for?

 

Gospel Reflections

Meditate on Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron

Christmas Time

Thursday

January 4

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Wednesday

January 3

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Tuesday

January 2

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Monday

January 1

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Mary, Mother of God

Sunday

December 31

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Holy Family

Christmas Octave

Saturday

December 30

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Friday

December 29

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Thursday

December 28

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Wednesday

December 27

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Tuesday

December 26

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Monday

December 25

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Christmas Day

Sunday

December 24

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3rd week of Advent

Saturday

December 23

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Friday

December 22

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Thursday

December 21

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Wednesday

December 20

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Tuesday

December 19

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Monday

December 18

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Sunday

December 17

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2nd week of Advent

Saturday

December 16

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Friday

December 15

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Thursday

December 14

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Wednesday

December 13

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Tuesday

December 12

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Monday

December 11

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Sunday

December 10

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1st week of Advent

Saturday

December 9

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Friday

December 8

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Thursday

December 7

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Wednesday

December 6

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Tuesday

December 5

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Monday

December 4

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Sunday

December 3

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34th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

December 2

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Friday

December 1

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Thursday

November 30

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Wednesday

November 29

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Tuesday

November 28

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Monday

November 27

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Sunday

November 26

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33rd week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

November 25

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Friday

November 24

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Thursday

November 23

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Wednesday

November 22

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Tuesday

November 21

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Monday

November 20

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Sunday

November 19

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32nd week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

November 18

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