Saturday, January 05, 2008

Come and See

Memorial of Saint John Neumann, bishop

On the following day, he would go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip. And Jesus saith to him: Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him: We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth. And Nathanael said to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him: and he saith of him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile. Nathanael saith to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered, and said to him: Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered him, and said: Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered, and said to him: Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, thou believest: greater things than these shalt thou see. And he saith to him: Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
John 1:43-51 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father there are those words again "follow me" and "come and see" that Jesus has said. Those words that tell us to follow him and come to see for yourselves the place he lives always with us. Such Eucharistic words. One can't help but follow when we believe in His presence. Where we partake of the banquet of the Lamb. To think that after all these years that have passed since these words have been written, they still speak clearly to us to come and see him at our daily Masses and our Adoration Chapels. Where we can visit with Him as he speaks to our hearts. When we truly come to believe in His presence in this gift of great love, we shall see the heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

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