Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” (John 12:20-21)
The request of the visitors in Jerusalem some 2000 years ago still lives on our lips: we also wish to see Jesus. We wish to see him in our sacred spaces and shared sacraments, but many of us have been separated from those familiar grounds for nearly a year. Since March 2020, we have been seeking and seeing Jesus in new ways. This Lent, in community with our sisters and brothers in Christ at Bethlehem and across the Genesee Finger Lakes Conference, we turn our eyes upon Jesus. Together, we’ll look for the places he appears in Scripture and ask where those places might be in our world today.