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Advent Wk 1: Tuesday,  Tuesday, 5th December,2017  (Lk 10:21-24)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Children’s Receptivity: In today’s Gospel Jesus affirms that the children are “more blessed” than the “learned” for they are more receptive to the revealed Truth.  When we acquire knowledge and experiences in life, we also tend to develop prejudices that distort the Truth.  Ponder on, “Which aspects of the Church’s Teachings am I not comfortable with, and why?”


Fr Philip Heng, S.J


Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, Jesus said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it has pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’ 

Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them by themselves, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’


TODAY'S POINTERS ON GOD'S WORD
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • •In today’s Gospel, Jesus is referring us as the “blessed” ones who have been presented with God’s works, miracles and Truth; yet blind to their existence.

  • •To be able “see” we must have an intimate relationship with Him, who is our Lord and Saviour, so that our hearts will be filled with joy to praise and thank Him.

  • What is your present relationship with God like?  Is it weak, superficial, personal or intimate?  Ponder on your life for a few moments and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you.