Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
July 13, 2022
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, our Alleluia Verse evokes the tender image of Jesus with innocent little children.
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
you have revealed to little ones
the mysteries of the Kingdom.
The verse is so gentle that it may seem out of place following a ferocious first reading. Without exegeting that passage from Isaiah, let’s just say it is all about PRIDE and ARROGANCE toward God’s Will. These two vices are the downfall of the spiritual life.
Their corrective is diagnosed into today’s Gospel. It is to have the simplicity and trust that makes us spiritually childlike – not “childish” – childlike.
- This means to recognize that our life is a gift which belongs to our Creator.
- It means to trust in that Gift Giver to care for us the way a parent cherishes their child.
- It means to be faithful even when we don’t understand and to seek to deepen in our understanding through prayer.
- It means to mature to a deep relationship of mutual love with God.
I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,Matthew 11: 25-26
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
We may wish to pray today considering the simple beauty of the children in our lives. Here are my “grand” inspirations:
Quote: Leonardo Da Vinci
Music: ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple