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Luke 10:21-24

At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, 'I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.'

Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that 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.'

 

Luke 10:21-24
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    • How blessed are we to see Jesus and to hear his words! And Jesus has chosen to reveal his Father to us! I consider how this message might make me glad and grateful.
    • On this feast of Francis Xavier, we thank God for the great love and enthusiasm that moved Francis to travel across the globe to share his understanding of Jesus with many peoples. We ask for even a little of his spirit.
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    • 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 I spread the word of God, I too am sharing in the mission of Jesus, and this should give me great joy.
    • Our sense of wonder is 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 me sensitive to God’s self-revelation in the everyday events of my life.
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    • I watch Jesus at his prayer. What is it like to see him rejoicing in the Holy Spirit and thanking his Father? At this moment as I pray, the three divine Persons are present with me, and the Spirit is praying in me. Awareness of this can transform my prayer.
    • I pray: ‘Jesus, so many people have never heard your Good News. But I have heard it, and I have seen you through the pages of the Gospels. Let your Word never become boring or stale for me, but fresh, creative, and challenging.’
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    • The truth is at hand, Jesus tells me. I don’t have to wait for an authority to proclaim, for a teacher to explain or for a leader to pronounce; I pray instead that I may trust my own intuitions and observations and find that God speaks to me in them.
    • The gracious will of God is revealed to the simple and humble. When the will of God seems hidden from me, could it be that I am making things too complicated? Do I need instead to be called back to simplicity of life? St Thérèse of Lisieux may help me to uncover what this means.
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    • Jesus seems here to be rejoicing in his disciples, happy that they are with him. He is happy too in what God his Father has given to his followers. He rejoices in us as friends rejoice together, as parents rejoice in the talents and gifts of their children. Maybe we can rejoice in each other? In prayer we can allow ourselves be grateful for the goodness, gifts and faith of others, especially people who are significant in our lives.
    • What have I learned in prayer? What is it that is hidden from the wise and the prudent that I have learnt in the heart of prayer? Can I think over the mystery of prayer and in my life and wonder what it has done for me?
    • How has prayer made me who I am? What have I 'seen' and 'heard' in prayer that I desired? Can I give thanks for all this?
    • To rejoice in the Holy Spirit is to be aware of the Father's infinite and unconditional love poured out on me. Are there moments in my life when I have felt such love? What may be preventing me from experiencing such love today?
    • Jesus says, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.' The disciples are 'blessed' because, in Jesus, they are beginning to recognize the long awaited Messiah. Do I ever count my blessings thanking God for the gifts of life and love?
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    • Jesus seems here to be rejoicing in his disciples, happy that they are with him. He is happy too in what God his Father has given to his followers. He rejoices in us as friends rejoice together, as parents rejoice in the talents and gifts of their children. Maybe we can rejoice in each other? In prayer we can allow ourselves be grateful for the goodness, gifts and faith of others, especially people who are significant in our lives.
    • What have I learned in prayer? What is it that is hidden from the wise and the prudent that I have learnt in the heart of prayer? Can I think over the mystery of prayer and in my life and wonder what it has done for me?
    • How has prayer made me who I am? What have I 'seen' and 'heard' in prayer that I desired? Can I give thanks for all this?
    • To rejoice in the Holy Spirit is to be aware of the Father's infinite and unconditional love poured out on me. Are there moments in my life when I have felt such love? What may be preventing me from experiencing such love today?
    • Jesus says, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.' The disciples are 'blessed' because, in Jesus, they are beginning to recognize the long awaited Messiah. Do I ever count my blessings thanking God for the gifts of life and love?
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Jesus seems here to be rejoicing in his disciples, happy that they are with him. He is happy too in what God his Father has given to his followers. He rejoices in us as friends rejoice together, as parents rejoice in the talents and gifts of their children. Maybe we can rejoice in each other? In prayer we can allow ourselves be grateful for the goodness, gifts and faith of others, especially people who are significant in our lives.
    • What have I learned in prayer? What is it that is hidden from the wise and the prudent that I have learnt in the heart of prayer? Can I think over the mystery of prayer and in my life and wonder what it has done for me?
    • How has prayer made me who I am? What have I 'seen' and 'heard' in prayer that I desired? Can I give thanks for all this?
    • To rejoice in the Holy Spirit is to be aware of the Father's infinite and unconditional love poured out on me. Are there moments in my life when I have felt such love? What may be preventing me from experiencing such love today?
    • Jesus says, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.' The disciples are 'blessed' because, in Jesus, they are beginning to recognize the long awaited Messiah. Do I ever count my blessings thanking God for the gifts of life and love?
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Jesus seems here to be rejoicing in his disciples, happy that they are with him. He is happy too in what God his Father has given to his followers. He rejoices in us as friends rejoice together, as parents rejoice in the talents and gifts of their children. Maybe we can rejoice in each other? In prayer we can allow ourselves be grateful for the goodness, gifts and faith of others, especially people who are significant in our lives.
    • What have I learned in prayer? What is it that is hidden from the wise and the prudent that I have learnt in the heart of prayer? Can I think over the mystery of prayer and in my life and wonder what it has done for me?
    • How has prayer made me who I am? What have I 'seen' and 'heard' in prayer that I desired? Can I give thanks for all this?
    • To rejoice in the Holy Spirit is to be aware of the Father's infinite and unconditional love poured out on me. Are there moments in my life when I have felt such love? What may be preventing me from experiencing such love today?
    • Jesus says, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.' The disciples are 'blessed' because, in Jesus, they are beginning to recognize the long awaited Messiah. Do I ever count my blessings thanking God for the gifts of life and love?