Saturday, September 29, 2012 by Food for Thought
FEAST OF ARCHANGELS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL
FirstReading: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 Or: Rv 12:7-12ab
Psalm: Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5
Gospel: Jn 1:47-51
There have been lots of times that we have failed or disregarded God’s calling. We thought of it as just foolishness and our own imagination. God speaks to us in many manners. We can come to know more about Him from reading the Scriptures, or from listening to His teachings. He can also talk to us by using other people. He even uses innocent children to point out very relevant facts. In this manner, the impact becomes doubly more meaningful.
Jesus sought out Nathanael while under the fig tree. He was called to become an Apostle and a witness, Jesus saw an honest, true person in him, “a person without guile”. Can we live in this world free of lies? For people who are, Jesus promised to let them have a glimpse of heaven. That while here on earth, He encourages them to live out truly Christian lives, for angels will open the gates of heaven for them.
Will you be a Nathanael?