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August 23, 2023
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August 24, 2023

Thursday August 24th: Come and See

We have many ‘Nazareth’ communities here.

John 1:45-51

Our Archdiocese over the past few years has been emphasizing making disciples: people on mission, called to learn, experience, witness, share the Good News. Philip shows us how to call persons to Jesus. He invites rather than imposes. “Come and see”. Nathaniel/Bartholomew shows us how we become a disciple by responding to the invitation.

I remember being invited into a study group for a deeper encounter with Good News of Jesus of Nazareth. Skeptical, like Nathaniel, I went. I learned, experienced, shared, witnessed. It transformed my life! Over the years I have met persons who work in depressed communities where people may ask, “Can anything good come from there?” Very often the answer is “yes”.

We have many ‘Nazareth’ communities here producing persons who have made significant contributions to the development of our country, their community and the lives of others. These prophets have been instruments, bringing others to realize their full potential, uniting heaven and earth.

Lord, grant us an open heart and mind so we can truly see you in all people.