Reflection on Luke 10:17-24 ~
Once in a while there are times when it feels like nothing can harm me because I am a worthy disciple. Yet, for the most part, I am more fragile, affected by even subtle disturbances. In these times, my habit of wrapping my fingers around the cross on my chest is the security blanket that brings peace. I hear myself spiritually saying thank you Father for this gift of a childlike touch point to remind me that Christ is with me, and just as important, in everyone I meet.
Luke 10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Return of the Seventy
17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” 18 He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. 19 See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
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 reading and considering this reflection on Luke 10:17-24.