For 5 January 2012, John Neumann, based on John 1:43-51
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, â€œFollow me.â€ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, â€œWe have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.â€ Nathanael said to him, â€œCan anything good come out of Nazareth?â€ Philip said to him, â€œCome and see.â€ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, â€œHere is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!â€ Nathanael asked him, â€œWhere did you get to know me?â€ Jesus answered, â€œI saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.â€ Nathanael replied, â€œRabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!â€ Jesus answered, â€œDo you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.â€ And he said to him, â€œVery truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.â€
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.