You have revealed them to the childlike…
July 19, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
In the Gospel for today’s Mass, Jesus rejoices in the Father’s gracious will! He rejoices that the Father chooses to reveal His mysteries to the childlike rather than the wise and the learned! Here is Jesus’ jubilant exclamation:
At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, 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 the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” (Mt 11:25-27)
The Father loves His children! Jesus loves them too! Children depend on their parents, and they trust them in everything. Children listen very carefully to their parents, with open and pure hearts. (Yes, they can be naughty once in a while, but it doesn’t last long!) Children are openhearted! This is the quality Jesus is extolling in the Gospel.
In this message, Our Lady shows us the way to become childlike again! She also understands the value of a childlike spirit. Notice how she calls us “children” four times in this message!! She can’t hide her desire for us to be childlike!
July 25, 1996
“Dear children! Today I invite you to decide every day for God.
Little children, you speak much about God, but you witness little with your life.
Therefore, little children, decide for conversion, that your life may be true before God, so that in the truth of your life you witness the beauty God gave you.
Little children, I invite you again to decide for prayer because through prayer, you will be able to live the conversion.
Each one of you shall become in the simplicity, similar to a child which is open to the love of the Father.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Through our conversion and our desire for truth, we will begin to understand who God is and who we are in relation to Him. We will understand that we are little children who are open to the love of the Father!!!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!