First Tuesday of Advent

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First Tuesday of Advent

“You have revealed them to the childlike.” Luke 10:21

Today’s Gospel: from Luke 10:21-24
“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….'”

Reflection: What is it about children that reveals so much to us? The word, perhaps, is unfiltered. Children are open-minded, more often than not absorbing new information about the world around, spongelike, and adjusting their understanding constantly. As we grow older, out of childhood, we put shutters around our eyes, settling in our ways. Jesus tells us the life of faith is anything but settled. He challenges us to be open to the unexpected.

Let us pray: Open my eyes, Lord! Help me to see like a child sees, to look at the world with wonder, with curiosity, with openness to new things.