Learn more about Sts. Philip and James: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2013-05-03
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050317.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.”
Philip did go on to do greater things as Jesus prophesized, but at the time he did not understand. He came to see the truth of Jesus’ word and in that belief was able to perform miracles. How strong is your belief?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I have the strength and faith of Sts. Philip and James. I ask for their intercession and prayers, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen, Alleluia!
Their message goes out through all the earth, Alleluia!