Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Nathanael to Jesus: "Rabbi, you are the Son of God"

Illustration
Francesc Badia
Christmas Weekday: January 5th
Gospel text
Jn 1:43-51
Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Gospel's Commentary
Today we read a funny story. Philip has been with Jesus and he is delighted. When finding his friend Nathanael, he tells him right away: -I have found the Savior, whom the people of Israel were waiting for, Jesus of Nazareth! Nathanael replies with little courtesy: “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” What a blunder! -Instead, Jesus speaks well of Nathanael: “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.” What a praise! And it is that God knows us deeply, without prejudice... and loves us as we are.

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