Saturday, October 6, 2007
Jesus loves childlike trust, wonder, joy
Today the reading from Baruch tells us:
"Fear not, my children; call out to God!
He who brought this upon you will remember you.
As your hearts have been disposed to stray from God,
turn now ten times the more to seek him;
For he who has brought disaster upon you will,
in saving you, bring you back enduring joy.
The Gospel has Jesus rejoicing in the Holy Spirit and saying:
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. All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
Let us rejoice in the Holy Spirit and give thanks; Jesus reveals the Father's love to us!