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Κυριακή, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

"Eureka! Eureka!"





Legend has it that a Greek ruler once asked Archimedes to find a way to test whether a crown was made entirely of gold or whether it had some silver mixed in it. One day when Archimedes stepped into his bath, he noticed the water rise when he sat down. All of a sudden, he realized that by comparing weight to volume, you could determine the density of an object. The legend says that Archimedes jumped out of his bath and ran naked through the streets shouting, "Eureka! Eureka!" - meaning "I found it! I found it!"


The same Greek word is used three times at the beginning of today's gospel. Jesus finds Philip. Philip finds Nathaniel. And Philip says to Nathaniel, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth." The Greek word is eurisko, the same word from which Archimedes got eureka.


May we also come to truly "find" and know Christ as we continue through this arduous Lenten Journey via prayer, fasting, study, and charity!



Fr. John

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