When questioned about the “testimony” he can offer about himself, Jesus points to John the Baptist, his works and the words of his Father. Finally, he directs people to reflect upon Moses, whose words and actions are fulfilled in the saving passion, death and resurrection of the Christ.
Nathaniel is brought to the Lord by Philip and testifies that Jesus is the Son of God. We, too, can acknowledge that Jesus is Lord, and in doing so we have the opportunity to put our faith into practice.
Jesus speaks about several different sources that offer testimony on his behalf. It begs a question: Do our lives offer a similar witness? Does what we say and do give testimony that Christ is the Lord of our hearts?
In the Gospel of Mark the Lord says, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” As we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark today, may our lives offer a living witness to the Good News as we share our faith with those around us.