Gospel: Luke 10:21-24
At that time, Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and made them known to little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. I have been given all things by my Father, so that no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said to them privately, “Fortunate are you to see what you see, for I tell you, that many prophets and kings would have liked to see what you see, but did not see it; and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
“Happy the eyes that see what you see.”
The readings remind us of the great privilege we have through our encounter with Jesus – that is, eternal happiness!
The joy of being a true disciple is born out of an encounter with the Lord, the way, the truth and the life. We could only find meaning and happiness in everything we do if we truly encounter Jesus in our lives. There is a sense of fulfillment and meaning in every missionary work if we are filled with the presence of Jesus, if we are with Jesus.
What more could we ask if we are able to see him, to hear him? So that in seeing and hearing him, we may come to believe and do what he wants from us.
This is the challenge for us now: with our knowledge of Jesus comes the responsibility of sharing it with others, of bringing others to him and letting them experience the gift of blessedness and solitude with Jesus.
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