Many believe we lead ordinary mundane lives, but that’s not true. We are actually other Nathaniels who lead exciting, growing, inspired lives. Philip informs Nathaniel in today’s gospel of the excellence of one Jesus of Nazareth. However, Nathaniel disbelieves, and questions whether anything good can come from the small dull village of  Nazareth. Still, Nathaniel journeys to meet Jesus who observes genuine goodness in him. Eventually, Jesus wins over Nathaniel who declares his strong faith in Jesus. Nathaniel is enroute from the earth-bound doubter to the heights of Christ. Jesus summons us on a similar course from our apparent daily shallow encounters to viewing Christ caressing every moment in all our touchings.

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