what are you looking for? it’s a wonderful question for any point in our lives. we are in search of all sorts of things that we need and that will benefit us. in faith, jesus asks us this question today:
John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” — which translated means Teacher —,
“where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.
It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
He first found his own brother Simon and told him,
“We have found the Messiah” — which is translated Christ —.
Then he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of John;
you will be called Cephas” — which is translated Peter. (today’s gospel from john 2: 35-42)
“come and see” is jesus’ response. staying (remaining) with jesus is a major theme in john’s gospel. ultimately, we are looking for love in relationship: we find it in the person of jesus.
and this is our life and faith journey: to walk with and remain with jesus-love.
like andrew and peter, we will be changed in the journey by the one we love and the one who has first loved us. all who follow jesus in search of love will be changed. to be one with the One who is love is true communion.
what are you looking for?