St Bartholomew, Apostle : Tuesday 24th August, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Authenticity – Faith: In today’s Gospel, when Philip told Nathanael that they have found the Messiah from Nazareth, he responded authentically.  Ponder on, “If we love God authentically, then like Nathanael, God will bless us abundantly and beyond our human expectations. Do we want this to happen to us?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 1:45-51

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

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There is an Israelite  who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.’ ‘How do you know me?’ said Nathanael. ‘Before Philip came to call you,’ said Jesus ‘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 will see greater things than that.’ And then he added, ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.’