Today’s Gospel proclamation is a tale of perceptions, symbolism and identities. It is interesting to note how Philip introduced Jesus with an earthly identity and proclaiming “we have found the Messiah”. Philip had things upside down. The fig tree holds great symbolism in scripture; a biblical metaphor for establishing God’s Kingdom, scholars propose that Nathaniel was perhaps meditating on the impending arrival of the Messiah. After encountering the Son of Man and the knowledge Jesus had of Nathaniel’s past, present and future made him acknowledge that someone great has indeed come from Nazareth. In the same way, Jesus is aware of our past, present and future knowing the most intricate details of our lives, bringing about blessings even from seemingly insignificant places that we perceive as hopeless. Therefore, it pays to have our perceptions molded through the Word of God, for he knows us at all times. Knowing whose we are can open us to supernatural encounters.
Prayer: Abba Father, help me moThursday January 5ld my perception and identity of who I am through your eyes. Amen.