Learn more about St. Bartholomew: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=390
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/082418.cfm
Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Nathanael is known to Jesus because he spent time studying the Word of God. When we spend time in the Word, the Lord knows who we are. And we know Him and because we know Him Jesus says “we will see greater things than this” – greater than what the apostles saw when they were with Him. Do you see greater things? You should, your life will be so much better.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for all that you have shown me and all that I still have to see. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.