On the feast day of St. Bartholomew on Aug. 24, I meditated upon the reading of the day, John 1: 45-51.
Here we see Philip who 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.” Then Philip invited Nathanael, “Come and see.”
Nathanael is identified as Bartholomew. Jesus called directly most of the Apostles. In the case of Bartholomew it was Philip who told him ‘come and see.’