Jesus Calls . . .
John 1:43-49 NLT
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown. Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied. As they approached, Jesus said, “Now here is a genuine son of Israel— a man of complete integrity.” “How do you know about me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.” Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God—the King of Israel!”
Reflection . . .
Jesus called the disciples to follow him. He calls us to follow him.
Following Jesus is not easy! In fact, it can and at some point may costs us everything. When Jesus calls us, we respond in a positive, curious way or in a negative, indifferent way. If we continue in a positive, curious way, we will begin to know the Lord more and more, and be willing to make the cost. If we continue in a negative way, we begin to distance ourselves from the Lord and become more and more resentful of anything that points to the Lord. We can probably think of people we know in both of these camps, and agree that responding to the Lord by following the call of Jesus on our lives is worth the cost. It’s not easy, but it is worth it!
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