John tells us that some Greeks came to Philip (John 12:21) and said “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” In 2000 Peter Jennings hosted an ABC documentary that began with these words —
“Hello, I’m Peter Jennings, and we have been searching for Jesus—as reporters, that is, because it’s an irresistible story. And whatever your faith or religion, there’s simply no denying the extraordinary influence that Jesus has had—that he does have—in people’s lives.”
People still want to see Jesus! They may not know that is what they want to see. They may not want to see what we want to show them (our churches, our accomplishments, our significance). But they seek him still…
A Prayer for Tuesday of Holy Week
Holy and compassionate God, your dear Son went not up to joy
before he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified.
Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find it the way of life and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son, our Savior. Amen.