In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist is inviting us to look at Jesus. He calls Jesus “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World”. John wishes to acclaim the identity of Jesus. He is in no doubt that Jesus is the one they have been waiting for. In Jesus’ time two lambs were sacrificed in the temple every day. John refers to Jesus as the Lamb, as he believes that if you love as Jesus loved, then you will suffer at the hands of unjust systems and institutions. We sing the ‘Lamb of God’ at Mass as an accompaniment to the ritual of Breaking of the Sacred Host, the Bread of Life.

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