August 24, 2018 – Friday
Gospel: John 1:45-51
“Come and see...”
On this feast of St. Bartholomew or Nathaniel, we see that Philip led him to Jesus. We too have been led by some others to Jesus. We were also told “Come and see.” Since our friends speak with joy, we believe we too will find peace and joy in Jesus.
When Nathaniel approaches Jesus, He says “This is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.“ Wow the words struck me the most: Is there duplicity in me? Such simple words but heavy words to think about.
We may be guilty of self-interest when we think of approaching Jesus only because we have to find solutions to our problems. But at the same time, we find comfort and solace from Him, because we know He is all giving and forgiving. Let’s listen to Him more, instead of talking one way.
Dear Mama Mary, help us to see Him more clearly and be more determined in our path to holiness.