The Praise Of The Father

01 July 2011

Today’s Readings: 1 Jn 4:7-16 / Mt. 11: 25-30

REFLECTION
Jesus thanks the Father for revealing the truths about himself and the kingdom to the childlike while keeping these hidden from the wise.
He is the Son who knows the Father as the Father knows him. Being God himself he can demand everything of us because he does not come to us from outside but his influence reaches the depths of our heart.

Because Jesus’ declaration points to the Father’s will in all things, then God is the source of his authority. The great praise of thanksgiving also points to his messianic deeds which rest on his ultimate relationship with God.

In today’s gospel, Jesus teaches us an important lesson: the conditions for Christian discipleship are humility of heart and openness to God. Proud over-rational and self-sufficient people are not well disposed to be enlightened by Jesus’ revelation.
Does our relationship with God bring joy to our life?

Does the joy of loving the Father move us to praise and thank him?

PRAYER
Loving Father teach us to continuously praise and thank you for revealing yourself to us through your Son Jesus.

Let us be consistently attached to you-wherever we are-whatever we do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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