Sunday, January 15, 2012
Come and See
John the Baptist pointed Jesus out to his disciples saying, "Behold the Lamb of God."
Two of those disciples decided to follow Jesus but they were not sure what they wanted. Jesus asks them, "What are you looking for?" and they can only ask him, "Where do you live?" Jesus immediately invites them to "Come and see." And they went and stayed with Him that day.
I think there is much for us to reflect on in this first part of the Gospel.
John the Baptist is quite willing to direct his disciples to Jesus and let them go.
Jesus invites each of us to Come and see.L
What did they talk about when they arrived? Did Jesus ask them more questions? I suspect He drew out of them their deepest desires and that there hearts were burning within them when they left him that day. Andrew went to tell his brother that they had found the Messiah.
I receive Jesus in the Eucharist and He also wants me to express my desires to Him but He is comfortable when we sit in silence, too.