Jesus is coming.
From today’s Scripture: “Nathanael said to him, ‘How do you know me?’”—Jn 1:48
How many of us are like Nathanael in today’s Gospel—surprised, taken off-guard, by the presence of Jesus in our lives? He’s under a tree, where the view is good; but maybe out of the action? He’s a good person, but he doesn’t want to get too involved, it seems. Jesus knows that Nathanael is good. Jesus pulls him out of the shadows.
If you’re praying these reflections, one can guess that you, too, are a Nathanael-type person: sinner, yes, but good to the core. Jesus is coming into our lives, too. Where are we standing back, though? Where are we trying to be an onlooker rather than an do-er? How is Jesus calling us forth to recognize him as the savior of the world, and to follow his command to love?
Let us pray: Jesus, you are the Lord of my life. Give me grace to see you in the events of today, to acknowledge that you are the Lord of all, and to act as you would have me act.
Today’s author is John Feister, an award-winning journalist and member of Glenmary’s Communications Team. This week’s reflections are also in Spanish, available by email.