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Boy Meets Europe

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So on Sunday, I went to Westminster Abbey to take in its Evensong service. As I sat and listened to the beautiful choir echoing off the high-extending arches in a thousand-year tradition, sculptures all around and dead nobility under my feet, the Reverend of a nearby church read John 1: 43-51. Pay special attention to Nathanael in this passage:

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there…

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