Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Reflection: Luke 10:21-24
Tuesday of the First Week of Advent - Luke 10:21-24
Today’s Gospel follows the passage where Jesus sends forth 72 of his disciples. He had sent them out in pairs to preach the good news. When they returned, the disciples were jubilant because even the devils were subject to them.
At the point when Jesus heard all that the disciples had experienced and done, He rejoiced and praised God saying: “Father, I offer you praise because of what you have hidden from the learned and the clever, you have revealed to children. You have graciously willed it so.” Then He said to His disciples: “No one knows the Father but the Son. . . and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
If we wish to “know” the Father, we additionally need to know Jesus. If we know Jesus and believe in Him as the disciples did, Jesus will reveal the Father to us to us. Jesus came to earth to save us and show us how to love. Jesus also sends us forth to “preach the good news.” Ask yourself: How do I preach “the good news” of Jesus? Do I preach by my actions, my choices and by striving to be a loving human being?