Here is the Gospel for today, from St John: ‘The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter)’.
This passage, with its question ‘What do you seek?’ is often given for reflection at the start of a retreat, when we have the opportunity to reflect on what it is, and Who it is, that we genuinely seek. However, it is actually a question for every day of our lives, enabling us to reset our spiritual compass, to choose afresh that which is truly life-giving.
Today, may we make the choice to ‘come and see’ with Jesus, remaining with Him throughout our day, and may He truly bless us.