“In that same hour, Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and to whom the Son will reveal Him. And turning to His disciples, He said: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. For I say to you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them.”
My dearest beloved brethren, this lovely prayer of Our Lord Jesus tells us something about the relationship He treasured with His Father through the Holy Spirit. It is Jesus’ prayer of thanksgiving for the successful mission of His disciples whom He had sent out to preach. Jesus then tells them that they are indeed blessed to have accepted the good news and to be building their lives on their relationship with God.
A child-like mind of openness and trust is the fertile ground for receiving God’s word.
Let us pray that, like the disciples, we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
You have gradually but consistently built a strong relationship with the Lord Jesus; He will continue to speak to you and may you continue to see and hear His Words, dear God’s beloved children.
Jesus is rejoicing because the seventy disciples whom He sent out have returned. They are ecstatic about the great things they have done in His Name.
Whenever we spread the Word of God, we too are sharing in the mission of Jesus, and this should give us great joy.
Our senses of wonder are strongest when we are children and the whole world is new. As we grow older, we become world-weary. We look without seeing and listen without hearing.
I ask the Holy Spirit to make us sensitive to God’s self-revelation in the everyday events of our lives, today and everyday of our lives, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray. Amen.
Be courageous and fearless in the Lord; for God is with you. You’re blessed; remain blessed!!!