…THE RIGHT WAY
At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.
“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.” (Luke 10:21-24)
This Gospel passage gives us such an insight into Jesus’ prayer. It is a joyful prayer of praise inspired by the Holy Spirit. ‘Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said “I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children”.
We are invited to become like simple wise children who do not have to pretend anything and become truly themselves.
In this context, I would like to tell a simple story of the wisdom of a young child.
One of the famous Polish priests for over ten years celebrated Holy Mass for preschoolers and their parents in one of the main churches in Krakow. During one of the homilies, he told the children how God beautifully created the world, and everything that is in it.
At one point, he asked the children a question: but who God created most beautifully, who is unique, wise, wonderful in the whole world? Unfortunately, the children did not know, so the priest prompted them, adding that the most beautiful creation of God is similar to him and is good, although he sometimes makes mistakes.
After a longer moment of silence, a little girl comes out in the middle of the church and boldly says in full loudness: Father, it is probably me …
The whole church burst out laughing, but this little girl who didn’t study theology told a very important truth. Man, each of us is created as good and wonderful in the image of God Himself. Perhaps you need such simplicity of this little girl, a little theologian, and see again this divine beauty within yourself and, together with JESUS, praise the Father for His beauty in us!
Fr. Lukasz Mazurek, MIC (Fr. John, MIC)
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