Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles
Taking the Gospel to Prayer
Yes, today's Gospel repeats from last Friday and Saturday. As we celebrate this feast day, we are called back to this conversation with Philip. For thought today - could this be a conversation that Jesus is having with each of us?
“Have I been with you for so long a time
and you still do not know me, Philip?"
We all have those relationships in our lives where we can almost complete the other person's sentences because we know them so well. But we can also know someone for a long time and not really know them. Father Koopman spoke a little about this in his homily yesterday. (Time marker 17:26 of https://www.facebook.com/HolySpiritAL/videos/496685241687579)
We may know what we "see" or "have heard" about them but not truly know them.
So we ask ourselves...do we know about Jesus or do we know Jesus? How will I bet to know Him better?
Lord Jesus, help me to grow closer to You today.