John 1:35-51 The First Disciples
The next day Jesus found Philip, and Philip in turn went and brought Nathanael. Notice the sequence:
– Jesus said to Andrew: Come and See.
– Andrew went and brought Peter to Jesus.
– Jesus said to Philip: Follow me.
– Philip said to Nathanael: Come and See.
The immediate result of a true meeting with Jesus in not to raise money or erect buildings, but to bring other people to Jesus. What convinces other people is not philosophical arguments, but that they can “come and see” for themselves. Today we cannot see Jesus in his own human body; people expect not just to hear, but to see something of Jesus in our lives!