Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
“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.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
and who the Father is except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
Turning to the disciples in private he said,
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
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.” Luke 10:21-24How many times have we called out of God and asked for a sign? I know for me, I have asked for this numerous times. I have asked for Him to show me the way, lead me where I need to go, and give me the wisdom to understand what all is going on. Show me the purpose for being where I am in this moment.
That prayer is all fine and good, but in this message today I am reminded that I may have already been shown the message that I have been asking for. It may just be right there in front of me. Just like so many of us, it is something we have to be willing to look at and be willing to receive the message that is being sent to us. We have to be vigilant to the items being given to us in our lives.
This passage also reminds us to be thankful. We must be thankful for the gifts that are right in front of us. Being Catholic to me is special. It is a gift. It is not easy, because there are rules behind it. It is not meant to be easy. If it was too easy, everyone would be Catholic (even though 1/3 of the world population is Catholic, but who’s counting right?). Being thankful for what we have. It is true, even in today’s society, people who we have made into kings, and even those who are trying to be modern day prophets, they want what we have on a daily basis. So, today, be thankful, and be watchful. Blessings are everywhere, if we are willing to look and say, thank you.