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.
The peace of the Lord be with you. Today our readings really focus in on the mystery of God. As I sit with the words from Jesus this morning I realize the order that he is describing is very different than the order in which the world operates. Very often, those who are childlike are often accused of being childish. Those who see the hidden order are often told or encouraged to focus their efforts on what they can see and what they can control.
Advent is not only a time for preparation, but an opportunity to enter more deeply into the mystery that is God. Blessed are those individuals who are drawn into this mystery and set free.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.