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Sunday Gospel Jan 5 2014

In this week's edition of There's more in the Gospel than Meets the Eye Jill Bevilacqua and Seàn-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections for the Second Sunday after Christmas. Listen: RealAudioMP3

Gospel Jn 1,1-18 or 1,1-5,9-14

In the beginning was the Word;
The Word was in God’s presence,
And the Word was God.
He was present to God in the beginning.
Through him all things came into being,
And apart from him nothing came to be.
Whatever came to be in him, found life,
Life for the light of men.
The light shines on in darkness,
A darkness that did not overcome it.
The real light which gives light to every man
Was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
And through him the world was made,
Yet the world did not know who he was.
To his own he came,
Yet his own did not accept him.
Any who did accept him
He empowered to become children of God.
These are they who believe in his name – who
Were begotten not by blood, not by carnal desire,
Nor by man’s willing it, but by God.
The Word became flesh
And made his dwelling among us,
And we have seen his glory:
The glory of an only Son coming from the Father,
Filled with enduring love.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.