Wednesday July 14
Humility and simplicity
  • Exodus 3: 1-6, 9-12
  • Psalm 103: 1-4, 6-7
  • Matthew 11: 25-27

Simplicity and humility are necessary to know God. Perhaps the greatest obstacle is the pride that we often have. In today’s Gospel proclamation, Jesus rejoices while revealing his identity to the little ones, the humble. The closer we get to Jesus, we start to battle against our pride. Do I see myself as wise and intelligent or as an infant? Pride keeps us from the love and knowledge of God. It closes the mind to God’s truth and wisdom. Jesus tells us what he is passionate about; his desire is to reveal the Father’s will to everyone, and that we need to have the openness of a little child to it. Child-like simplicity and humility is the soil in which the grace of God can take root. Jesus fulfills the plan of the Father, and he reveals the importance of the Father, drawing us into an internal relationship with him. In giving himself completely to the Father, Jesus wants to show us the Father’s love, and that it is through him that we are God’s children.

Prayer: Abba Father, may we be simple like children. On life’s journey bless us and reveal your love as we draw closer to your son – Amen.

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