St Bartholomew, Apostle; Thursday 24th August, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Integrity – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus praised Nathanael for his integrity, in his openness of what he believes.  Ponder on, “When our integrity is in union with God’s Truth, the Holy Spirit will be able to enlighten us to live God’s Will.  But, without such integrity, we can easily fall into the temptations of justifications which can lead us into sinful ways.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 1:45-51

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

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There, truly, is an Israelite in whom there is no deception.’ Nathanael asked, ‘How do you know me?’ Jesus replied, ‘Before Philip came to call you, I saw you under the fig tree.’

Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You are going to see greater things than that.’ And then he added, ‘In all truth I tell you, you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending over the Son of man.’