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Thought for the Day – 24 August – The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle of Christ – Today’s Gospel: John 1:45–51

Thought for the Day – 24 August – The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle of Christ – Today’s Gospel: John 1:45–51

Bartholomew or Nathanael?   We are confronted again with the fact that we know almost nothing about most of the apostles.   Yet the unknown ones were also foundation stones, the 12 pillars of the new Israel whose 12 tribes now encompass the whole earth.   Their personalities were secondary—without thereby being demeaned—to their great office of bearing tradition from their firsthand experience, speaking in the name of Jesus, putting the Word Made Flesh into human words for the enlightenment of the world.   Their holiness was not an introverted contemplation of their status before God.   It was a gift that they had to share with others.   The Good News, was that, all are called to the holiness of being Christ’s members, by the gracious gift of God.

The simple fact is that humanity is totally meaningless unless God is its total concern.   Then humanity, made holy with God’s own holiness, becomes the most precious creation of God…(via Franciscan Media)

Note:   the name “Nathanael” means “God has given”.

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