Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Thursday 24 August 2017 The feast of Saint Bartholomew apostle.
Doubt ?! God does not condemn neithet Nathanel , nor Thomas for doubting, why they do not accept His person, His veracity !! Our Master does not condemn us either if in life, we are looking for laws, orders, and we think based on logical arguments !! It is good to think that Jesus does not wait for us to fall on our knees because of command, He reasoned , gives signs , wisely, patiently convinces us of the truth !!
It’s never too late to learn , we should also search, knock , learn , but we should also let our God to convince us of His truth!!
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : without saying a word under the cross.
Philip found Nathan'a-el, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
Nathan'a-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
Nathan'a-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these."
And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
John 1, 45-51