"Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?" (John 14:9)
Show me...what are you asking someone to do when you say that? We've talked about it as a way of learning. I know I need to watch what you are doing before I understand something. But what other ways do we think of "show me"? What are some ways we can "show" someone something?
The Scripture readings today are about living our faith. In Acts Stephen is stoned for telling people what he sees while he is "full of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 7:55) Peter is pointing out the need to continue to be fed as we "crave pure spiritual milk" (1 Peter 2:2) so we can be "built into a spiritual house." (1 Peter 2:5) And Jesus is asking if the Disciples have been paying attention because Jesus has been with them so "at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves." (John 14:11) Living our faith as a way of "showing" what God is doing, how God IS with us and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Is this what we are doing? Are we listening for what God is asking us to do AND doing it? Caregivers are busy and tired - I know - but can we at least share when we have felt God's presence and strength? When have we felt closest to Christ? Something to think about.........
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