Thursday, August 24, 2017

Come and See

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, the one about whom the prophets wrote: he is Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.’ ‘From Nazareth?’ said Nathanael ‘Can anything good come from that place?’ ‘Come and see’ replied Philip.

Philip has just been called by Jesus and in his fervour he in turn calls Nathanael. The invitation to "come and see" has Nathanael encounter Jesus and also become his follower.

Come and see. There's something engaging about that invitation. It promises something to look at, hinting at something you have not seen before. It meets you where ever you are at.

I was evangelised by this invitation. There was an unspoken "come and see" from my yet-to-be mother and father in law. The Jesus for me to see was in their solid Catholic faith life. The same was shown in my yet-to-be wife.

What do I have of Jesus for others to come and see? We have a visiting French exchange student living with us at the moment. She has shared with us that she is not Christian. What does she see of Jesus in me?

Jesus, help be an authentic witness for you that others may come and see you in me.
Little Flower, plzease pray for me.

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