The End in the Beginning

I recently watched a video on YouTube about certain films which hide the entire plot early in the film or even in the opening credits or shots. It’s surprising how many films actually do this – it’s as if it’s a challenge that directors secretly aspire to.

It would appear that the writer of SUNDAY’S GOSPEL also had similar aspirations.

The passage is from the first chapter of John’s Gospel, with John the Baptist proclaiming “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”  Even though John didn’t know or understand how Jesus would perform such an act – it reveals to us the complete Gospel, which ends with the Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord.

As we begin a new year, let us keep hold of God’s promises even though the end might seem a long way off. We ask God to help us on the journey as we pray: Hail Mary…

Think: Can you find a movie where the whole plot is revealed in the opening?


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