Behold, the Lamb of God

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


John 1:35-37

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.

Imagine that you are John’s disciple. You have followed him through the desert, listening to him preach repentance and baptism. Then all of a sudden he stops and looks at Jesus. Just as he leaped in the womb at the presence of the Christ child, his soul leaps again and he proclaims the Messiah. Deep has called out to deep. The roar of His torrents, and all His waves and breakers swept over him. (Ps 42:8) Without skipping a beat, in the harmonious echo of the transcendent, the apostles turn and follow Jesus.

On the Feast of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, I ask that you watch this video and see how she heard the voice of Christ and followed. Deep called out to the deep in her soul and the echo continues from her to me and now to you . . .