Humbly submit your will to God (thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
“I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
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.”
Turning to the disciples in private he said,
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
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.” Lk 10:21-24
Jesus Christ is King of the Universe. He has more power than any king, world leader, or rich person. God’s love is the most powerful thing in the universe. Nothing can destroy it. The Good News for you and I, this God Man grafted Himself onto us at Baptism. As St. Paul said, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love”. Romans 8:38
Who did God choose to reveal these things to? He chose the childlike, the uneducated, the vulnerable and anyone who is willing to lose their life so that they might have eternal life. Today, Jesus reveals or reminds us that He is one with the Father (proof of a Trinity). He shares with us how the Truth, the Word (Logos), who is God, is to be revealed to all of those who will listen. May we join with Jesus and praise our Creator for all that we have especially grace to be saved through His Son. Thank Our Father for creating and sustaining us. If God stops loving us, we cease to exist. I am loved, therefore I am, says Jeremy Driscoll, OSB.
The disciples also play a big part in bringing Jesus to us. The disciples passed the Truth, the Word, God onto us through the Gospels, through the Church, and through the Papacy. Jesus passed onto us the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments, so that we may all become saints. Everything you need to gain heaven and live as a saint is present now (Jesus revealed it all and it is contained in the Church, Bible, Commandments, Sacraments and Creed). Search for it, embrace it, live it, and be full of joy.
Today’s challenge: Go to dynamiccatholic.com, Word on Fire, or find an Advent book. It might just change your life forever.
Be a servant, become a saint!