Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Luke 10:21 - 24
Participation in revelation
Don’t we just love being “in on a little secret?” We group together and speak in whispers. “This is just between us,” we say. We smile knowingly to our friends. We know something that others don’t.
A first read of today’s Gospel, and we might get that vibe. Jesus says to the disciples (and in private, like our little secret groups), “…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.” So the disciples were in on the secret!
However, in Jesus’ prayer, he says, “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.” Think about it. To whom would Jesus like to reveal his Father? Pretty much everybody. Including his band of friends who were pretty ordinary, like us.
The Father has been revealed to us by the Son. We are believers. And we can participate in this revelation by letting people in on the secret we have. We can share our faith in word and in deed, and Advent is a great time to start. Let’s not keep this between us.
Try this: Make an effort to attend at least one daily Mass during Lent (in addition to Sunday), and if you can, ask someone to join you.
Father, thank you for sending us your Son. Thank you for the gift of faith. Give us the grace to be witnesses to your truth.