5 December 2017 Tuesday of the First Week in Advent Homily
Isaiah promises a new beginning for Israel brought on by a “new Davidic king”.
The new king will establish a paradise where even the animal will live in peace.
In the Gospel Jesús gives us a very reassuring explanation of how we are to receive “the hidden things” about the Kingdom.
The things “hidden from the wise and learned” it seems can only be “revealed” to the childlike.
The word “reveals” tells us the “hidden things” come from the Father and not from our study, books or best intentions.
Being “childlike” means being open, trusting, awed without barriers, or walls, positions, ideologies that filter out what is challenging, makes us uncomfortable and closed.
Can we be “childlike”, “blessed” and perceptive?
Can we wonder at seeing and hearing and “knowing” the Divine Presence in our midst?