Tuesday 4 December 2018

About Today Readings

St John Damascene.
Isaiah 11:1-10. Psalm 71(72):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17. Luke 10:21-24.

Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever – Psalm 71(72):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17.
‘Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit.’

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 parent’s love. This Advent is an opportunity to let God love us. No amount of learning and wisdom can substitute for the experience of God’s love.

The gospel today invites us to check how receptive we are to Jesus’ message. Does our intellect and worldly wisdom prevent us from embracing faith, from dedicating ourselves to attend to God’s presence? Advent is a wonderful season to set aside time for reverence and quiet.

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