November 29 2022 Gospel Reading and Reflection

11/29/2022 (Tuesday) Today’s gospel reading: Luke 10:21-24

21 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.
22 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.”
23 Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
24 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.”

11/29/2022 (Tuesday) Today’s gospel reflection: Luke 10:21-24

The gospel passage above follows immediately the successful mission of the seventy-two disciples. After they joyfully reported that even the demons obeyed them, Jesus rejoiced through the Holy Spirit, saying that He saw satan fall from heaven. Then He praised the Father, the Lord of heaven and earth. At this moment, the Holy Trinity was ecstatic about the accomplishment of the seventy-two who allowed themselves to be used for divine purpose.

Indeed, such has been the will of God to use people with childlike faith to defeat the enemy. When we make ourselves available to do His will, Jesus empowers us with authority to do what gives Him glory. Like children who trusts in their parent’s protection and provision, we too can trust in God and He will open our eyes to see His glory and do His mighty works.

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