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Today's Gospel: Luke 10:21-24
Have you ever heard someone highly educated speak and wondered how they could be so obtuse? They understand technical, complicated topics and yet can't seem to comprehend what a child or anyone with a little common sense can plainly see.
Jesus reminds us here that knowledge of God isn't something arcane that requires secret knowledge or advanced education. It requires the simplicity of a child--an infant, even!--to understand spiritual truths. This knowledge comes to us through Jesus Christ.
The Apostles were privileged to come to this knowledge first hand. Their eyes beheld the Son of God, their ears heard His voice, and Thomas even touched His sacred wounds. I don't know whether to be jealous of the Apostles or grateful that I was not among them. Am I childlike enough to have recognized Jesus for Who he was, or do I foolishly think of myself as so knowledgable that without millennia of wiser and holier people directing me to Jesus I may not have dismissed the Son of God as a crazy itinerant preacher? I am grateful that while I was not privileged to encounter Jesus while He was on Earth, I have the Church to guide me and lead me to Jesus in heaven.
How do I cultivate a childlike simplicity in my life so that I may hear and understand Jesus' message?
Jesus, strip away my pride so that I may receive the Good News You came to share.
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