| John 1: 43-51
Jesus decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth." But Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him." Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree." Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." Jesus answered and said to him, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this." And he said to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
Today's prayer intention - for an end to abortion and the use of contraception.
Compared to raising Lazarus from the dead, healing the blind and the paralyzed, and feed thousands of people with a few loaves and fishes, Jesus knowing about where Nathanael was seems like a small miracle.
Yet, why dismiss a miracle that points to the fact that God knows us and sees us? In such a small miracle, we know that Jesus not only knew where he was, but also the fact that if He told Nathanael where he was, he would become humbled and followed Him.
When we think about the other Twelve, there were some who Jesus simply said, "follow me," and the followed.
It is great to know that God calls us in the way in which we need to be called. If there is some suffering in your life, God sees you, knows you, and is providing for you - both in the suffering and in the antidote. If there is some personal struggle that you are dealing with, God sees you, knows you, and is consistent is His calling to follow Him.
It is good to know this, not only for ourselves, but also for those we love. If we have any family members or friends who may have fallen away from the Church, we know that He sees them, He knows them, and He is calling them. How, then, can we be an example to our loved ones so that they may be aware of God's calling in their lives?
I don't know the answer to that personally, but I do know that He sees ... He knows ... and He provides what we need to love our neighbor so that they may see ... may know ... and may follow. Take care and God Bless.