Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

This snippet of conversation from this Sunday’s gospel has great significance to me. First of all Nathanael doesn’t have a lot of respect for the hometown of Jesus. That’s pretty obvious. And in response Philip makes Nathanael an offer. Come and see. Find out about Jesus for yourself.

Twenty centuries later we too are invited to come and see. Come and see what Jesus is like. Come and see what Jesus has to offer. Come and see some of what He has inspired in His church. Come and see!

It’s Epiphany, the time we are invited to see with Holy Spirit eyes. See what has been there all along and perhaps we have missed. See things from a different perspective. Learn new things about God and the Kingdom of God. Come and see! Jesus and the Holy Spirit have much to show us.