Christmas Time: Thursday 5th January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Openness in Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus praised Nathanael that he is “an Israelite in whom there is “no deception.”  Ponder on, “Nathanael’s openness, reminds us that when we wish to deepen our commitment in our faith; openness, integrity and a purity of heartare qualities that will help us live a more discerning life for God.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 1:43-51

After Jesus had decided to leave for Galilee, he met Philip and said, ‘Follow me.’ Philip came from the same town, Bethsaida, as Andrew and Peter. 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.’