January 5, 2019 - Saturday
Gospel: John 1:43-51
"How do you know me?"
Jesus knew who Nathanael was at his core, a very devout Israelite who was eagerly awaiting the promised Messiah. When Jesus saw him under the fig tree, he was very likely doing what he always did: meditating on the word of God.
It is wonderful that Jesus meets us where we are and when we open our hearts to Him, we understand just how much He knows us deep inside. He knows us because He made us, forming us in our mother's womb and inscribing in our hearts a desire to know Him, the way Nathanael desired to know Him