Memorial of St. John Neumann, Bishop
1 John 3:11-21
I am Nathaniel. Also found dozing under the fig tree, full of blessings. I am quick to question and doubt the presence of God. "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" How can God be found in my life? Where can God be seen in my mundane world of work and strife? How can my introduction to God be made within the circles I keep? Can anything good come from Nazareth, surely not? "How do you know me?"
By truly looking into the green eyes of my 13 year old son. My wife’s holding of my hand after a bad day at the office. Watching the kind and loving interactions between a mother and her young child at a restaurant. Hearing my children laughing with one another in their bedrooms hours after bedtime. Sharing a meal with a dear friend.
"…You will see greater things that this… 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."
Our challenge is this…to simply look.
Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Paul O’Daniel is on the Pastoral Council of St. Agnes Parish in Louisville, Kentucky.