Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
There are many things in the Gospels that we cannot seem to fig-
ure out and kind of make us wonder what God is trying to convey.
This particular Gospel is one of these for me.
“Jesus rejoices in the Holy Spirit and said, ”I give you praise, Fa-
ther, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these
things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to
From this Gospel I take that in order to understand this and other
reading we have to approach it will the openness of a child. It may
seem that in order to understand what Jesus is trying to impart to
us takes some analysis when indeed we just need to hear it and
open ourselves as a child would do with a parent.
Think of the many times when we were children and our parents
were talking to us from the parental position – something we all re-
late to as children… not being scolded but being addressed as more
than just a child. Mom or Dad were telling us something that they
wanted us to think about or to reflect on. Maybe on some aspect
of our behavior that needed to be defined or examined a little
This is how I read this Gospel. Jesus is
identifying the Trinity- God the Father,
God the Holy Spirit and God the Son.
This is a fundamental aspect of Catholic