March 21, 2015

5th Sunday of Lent - B

John 12: 20-33

We Would Like to See Jesus”

Philip was first introduced in the Gospel of John in 1:43-45. There, right after being called by Jesus, Philip found Nathanael and brought him to Jesus.

Probably Philip has the reputation of one who introduces people to Jesus. Therefore, the Greeks in today's Gospel reading come to him when they want to see Jesus.

Wouldn't it be great if we all have that reputation?

This question might give us one of the applications into our own lives of the words of Jesus, “unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”

As we come to the last full week of Lent, maybe I should ask myself, “What in me still needs to die so that I can be known as one who can lead others to Jesus?”

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