Friday 4 January 2019

About Today Readings

1 John 3:7-10. Psalm 97(98):1, 7-9. John 1:35-42.

All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God – Psalm 97(98):1, 7-9.

‘Come and see.’

The disciples ‘happen’ to be with the Baptiser; Jesus ‘happens’ to pass by. Yet how far-reaching that meeting: ‘They went and saw where he lived and spent the rest of that time with him.’ Andrew brought his brother Simon and that group of four was to become the kernel of the church of the new covenant with the people of God.

Jesus continues to come into our lives, often in inconvenient ways. Each one of these events presents an opportunity, an invitation, to spend the rest of the day with him. Those who became disciples spent the rest of their lives with him and for him. It is out of such small beginnings that great things come.

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