Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

For 24 August 2007, , based on Jn 1:45-51

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Mark Montebello O.P.

Mark Montebello O.P. (b. 1964) studied philosophy in Malta, Rome and Madrid. He is engaged in various philanthropic and humanitarian works in Malta. He has also worked at the prisons for these last fifteen years, and is director of an organisation that works with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. Furthermore, he runs a community radio for Malta’s inner harbour areas.