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Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent

Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

Luke 10:21-24


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

the childlike.”

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

more closely.

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