Luke 10:21-24 Reflection ~
We witness the trail of grace that God leaves in the movement of time. It is also possible with our spiritual senses to “hear and see” that the Father is visible. To have Trinity revealed directly is also possible, but most do not ordinarily experience God through the senses. However, the Holy Spirit can enlighten our souls with an interior awareness of the presence of Jesus. When this happens, we can also truly know that Jesus is in the process of revealing the Father. Lord, Bless those who see because they help the rest of us to do so.
Jesus Discourses with His Disciples, by James Tissot (full-resolution painting) and more detail at the Brooklyn Museum website.
Luke 10:21-24 – Scripture*
21 At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23 Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you that 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.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel and reading this Lectio Divina on Luke 10:21-24 Reflection – Bless Those who See.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
*This site has permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible Luke 10 passage.