Daily Reflection – Dec 1, 2015
Tuesday 1 December 2015
First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10
Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever
Psalm 71(72):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Behold, our Lord shall come with power;
he will enlighten the eyes of his servants.
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:21-24
Today’s Note: Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
“I give you praise, Father, 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.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
and who the Father is except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
Turning to the disciples in private he said,
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
many prophets and kings desired to see what you see,
but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
God’s ways are not our ways
So often the encounter with God comes when we are at our most vulnerable and humble. This is the state of children. They trust in their parents not due to their wisdom and cleverness but due to their experience of their parents love. This is the basis of our faith in a loving God. No amount of learning and wisdom can substitute for the experience of God’s love. Can I turn to God in prayer like a child and trust in his love?