Learn more about Sts. Philip and James: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1372
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050316.cfm
Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”
Do you think Jesus ever got frustrated with the Apostles? They did not seem to get it! No matter how often He says this, they do not seem to get it. Do we? We have had 2,000+ years of seeing the truth and yet people do not believe. Or is it they do not want to believe? Believing means giving up yourself for Him. That is hard for many to do today. Can you do it? Can I?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to give all of myself to you. Take me as I am and help me to learn who you are more fully and completely. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Their message goes out through all the earth, Alleluia!