Come and See

I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed

Somehow I know. Deep inside. Something stirs me. Something has always been stirring inside me, leading me, calling me on, though I don’t know where.

I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me…

You called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb you named me. You called and named us all with the name of your Son. How could I do anything else but go where you lead me.

And John testified, “I saw the Spirit…

Like a dove she comes from the sky.

And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God

I can see who he is. The way he just gazes into my soul and makes everything inside me full of light. It’s painful. I’ve been trying to hide all that.

 …John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

I see him now in his disciples. The ones they call Church. They point the way now. I must fade but they must rise up. They have a Gospel to proclaim, good news for all who are caught in the traps of their own doing or because of the desires of the ones they have been tricked into thinking are too powerful for them. Only you, God, the One that is, Maker of all, the loving One, only you are really powerful. And you will lift up all who ask, all whose hearts are true.

The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. They said to him, “Rabbi” “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” 

Come and see.

I am staying right here,

with you. I will never leave you alone.

Come and see. If you dare.



And see…

~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on January 18, 2014.

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