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'Here is the Lamb of God . . .' Sunday Reflections, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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Madonna and Child with the Lamb of God, Cesare de Sesto, c.1615  [Web Gallery of Art]
In the Philippines the liturgy is that of the Feast of the Santo Niño (Holy Child). You'll find Sunday Reflections for that here.
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)                                  
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
Gospel John 1:29-34 (New Revised StandardVersion, Catholic Edition, Canada) 
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’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 w…