Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent

Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I give you praise Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and learned you have revealed them to the childlike.  Yes, Father such has been your gracious will.’  Luke 10:21

This simple, two sentence beginning of today’s Gospel is very powerful.  First, it clearly describes the Holy Trinity.  Jesus, the Son, rejoices in the Holy Spirit as He gives praise to the Father.

Speaking to the Father, He praises Him for revealing the great truths not to the so-called wise and learned, but to the childlike.  As we prepare for the coming of the Lord, not as a great and powerful Rabbi or as a king riding in a golden chariot, we recognize that the all-powerful creator of the universe chose to present himself as a humble child.  He reveals his arrival not to kings, but to lowly shepherds, tending their flocks.

During this season of preparation for His coming, it’s good to remind ourselves that each and every one of us is a creation of God and no great learning is needed to be a member of His family.  All we need is a simple child-like faith.  We don’t have to be great scholars or theologian to hear his simple message.  In fact, great wisdom may get in the way of appreciating His simple message.

“Love one another as I have loved you.”

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