Opening the Word
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Episode 11 • 6m 2s
In today's Gospel, we see Jesus's reaction to the news that his cousin John has been arrested: he goes into seclusion back at home in Galilee, maybe for one last visit home with Mary, and then begins gathering the band of followers who will become his apostles.
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