Now, I understand that it is now considered problematic to use the Hebrew Scriptures as Phillip did in this passage, as proof-texts of the divinity of Jesus, but that is not the problem I’m interested in here.
What is your favorite day in the Church Year? Christmas? Easter? Pentecost? All Saints?
Does anyone ever answer with Ascension Day?
I am absolutely fascinated when people in the Bible are picked up and moved by the Holy Spirit.
Today we celebrate and commemorate the Apostle Philip who, like most followers of Jesus named in the Gospels, we know very little about.
As a priest I probably shouldn’t admit to this, but I know next to nothing about James and Philip, the two saints whom we honor today. To be fair, none of us can claim to know much about them either.
While in college, one of the best parts about my summertime subway commute to work was the 50 minutes of uninterrupted reading it afforded me every day. To stave off any potential conversations, I always boarded the train with my book in hand, head down.
Philip and James aren’t the most well known of the Twelve Apostles, so what can we learn from them? For one thing, they left everything and followed Jesus. Could you do that?