For 24 August 2021, Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, based on John 1:45-51
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, â€˜We 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€˜Can anything good come out of Nazareth?â€™ Philip said to him, â€˜Come and see.â€™ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, â€˜Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!â€™ Nathanael asked him, â€˜Where did you come to know me?â€™ Jesus answered, â€˜I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.â€™ Nathanael replied, â€˜Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!â€™ Jesus answered, â€˜Do 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€˜Very 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.