Jesus finds Philip, who goes and finds Nathaniel, giving an invitation to come and see Jesus. Nathaniel mouths off to Philip and then Jesus proves Nathaniel wrong and predicts the arrival of the kingdom.
Who do we need to invite, today, to come and see? Who do we need, today, to point in a different direction because of the surety of their misperceptions? Who, today, needs to see the world in a different light, through a different lenses, have misconceptions challenged?
Don't all of us need this kind of reminder, this kind of challenge on a regular basis? Inviting someone else to come and see the goodness that is God is vital. Reminding ourselves, often, that we need to do the same, and take off blinders we have placed firmly on ourselves, in order to see and understand our world in new ways is just as important.
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