"Come and See"
Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
John 1. 43 - 51
In our gospel reading for today, Philip imitates Jesus when he tells Nathanael to "Come and See." Just a few verses before, in response to Andrew's question, "Where are you staying?" Jesus said, "Come and See." Rather than tell the story of the birth of Jesus, John's gospel tells the story of the birth of the Christian movement...the calling of the disciples and the learning of how to fish for people.
In both of these passages, Jesus calls the disciples into his presence, to sit and possibly break bread together. We are told it is 4 o'clock in the afternoon - tea time, so they are possibly having tea. Imagine...If Jesus called you to come and see, how would you respond? What would he see when he looked at you to call you? What would tea with Jesus be like?
Jesus taught us how to spread the Love of God as we fished for people. I wonder if in that conversation over tea he might say "Who fished for you?" and/ or "For whom have you fished?" Have you ever wondered if anything good could come out of someplace and then discovered it wasn't only good but spectacular? Today I will reflect on enjoying Jesus' company, even though he came from Nazareth.