“Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, ’Sir, we wish to see Jesus’ “ (Jn 12:21).
Religious activity today has been involved with many causes. They tell us to be more relevant so that the Church may establish her position in society. Many leaders have risen to the occasion with the valor and courage to fight for what they believe, while others have affirmed the humanity and self-existence of mankind having rights and privileges given to them by God to enjoy life, or rather exploit this planet and its inhabitants for the sake of personal pleasure and gain. We have the selfless heroes of our day and the selfish demagogues who only seek fame and fortune for themselves. Yet in their pursuits for what they want to achieve they remain vain and left without any eternal merit because Jesus would not have His place of prominence established among them. In the midst of the hurrying crowd looking for a reason to embrace something that will give life meaning, we wish to see Jesus. He alone is able to provide what we really need. He guides us to ask the right questions so that in our seeking answers we may discover what really matters. Preachers, preach Jesus! There are too many options before us to choose when we are in preparation to address the crowd who has come to hear us. As we say to ourselves, He will take His rightful place among us and do what He alone is able to do.