John 1:45-51 Reflection – Become Still

Reflection on John 1:45-51 ~

Am I heading to where God expects? I can’t shake the fact that my mind is crammed full of ideas, full of things I must do …. so little time. Yet, in this split second of a breath I recognize a flaw, I feel internal deceit. Despite good intentions I am making my own path. A glance at the radiance of Christ and heaven that is touchable only by believing, is the truth. I must fully embrace the walk into God’s will. To see greater things I must become still so Jesus sees me under the fig tree.

Nathaniel Under the Fig Tree James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumNathaniel Under the Fig Tree,  James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum



Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

John 1   New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 1:45-51.