Ord. Wk 2nd,  Sunday, 14th January,2018  (Jn 1: 35-42)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Come and See: In today’s Gospel, two disciples of John asked Jesus, “Where do you live?” When Jesus answered, “Come and See,” He was inviting them to discover more deeply about Him and Who He is.  When the Holy Spirit prompts you to know Jesus more personally, especially in time of trials, what would your answer be?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

As John stood there with two of his disciples, Jesus went past, and John looked towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ And the two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. 

Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi’ -- which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’ He replied, ‘Come and see’; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour. 

One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ -- which means the Christ- and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ -- which means Rock. 

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • •It is God who initiates and draws us to Himself.  "Come and see" is Jesus’ invitation to us for fellowship and communion with Him.  

  • •Indeed, Jesus comes for all and specially seeks out the marginalized and the oppressed of society and offers them a new life. 

  • •The Holy Spirit gives us the gift of faith to know Jesus personally, the power to live the Gospel faithfully, and courage to witness to others the joy and truth of the Gospel.  Do you seek to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ?