Subscribe to remove ads.

Gospel for the Christmas Weekday on January 5

John 1:43-51

Summary: Philip, having met Jesus, informed Nathanael about finding the one foretold by Moses and the prophets: Jesus from Nazareth. Nathanael's initial doubt was met with Jesus' insightful greeting, recognizing his character. Astonished by Jesus' knowledge of him, Nathanael acknowledged Jesus as the Son of God and King of Israel. Jesus promised Nathanael that he would witness even greater signs, including a vision of angels connecting heaven and earth through the Son of Man.

Nathanael's Call and Revelation

Jesus decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”

Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”

But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”

Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”

Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

See more resources for the Christmas Weekday on January 5

Young Catholics