One Monk of the Order of Saint Benedict

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The Word of God and the Body of God reveal each other -- the homily worships both.

July 19, 2006

For Wednesday of the Fifteenth Ordinary Week of the Church Year

Matthew 11:25-27

Today Christ gives thanks for what the Father has revealed to childlike spirits.
The childlike have received knowledge of God our Father and God his Son whom he has sent.
Throughout the Lord’s Gospel, the childlike are the same as the poor in spirit, the sick and the sinful who await their healer, or the tired sheep without a shepherd.
Such persons are opened up and ready for what can come from God.
God reveals himself to them, and makes them into a living revelation of himself.
Jesus, Son of God in flesh and blood, is the deepest and truest example of this.
He is perfectly open to the Father, and he perfectly reveals the Father.
Jesus is the one in whom and from whom we can receive the full depth and reality and knowledge of God.
He told us today in his Gospel: ALL THINGS HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER TO ME BY MY FATHER.
As Son of God, Jesus alone has full knowledge of the Father.
God in Christ completely and perfectly gives himself to us.
This takes place in an extremely concrete manner.
The Father himself sends his Holy Spirit upon bread and wine, making them into the body and blood of his Son to be our food and drink.
In the Eucharist, God breaks himself open for us, and pours out his own Spirit upon us to cleanse us, to save us, to complete us to, make us holy, to give us glory.
We are images and likenesses of God.
For our part, we have only to open and lift up our hearts to the Lord in childlike simplicity, humility, sincerity and truth.

UT IN OMNIBUS GLORIFICETUR DEUS
That God Be Glorified in All







2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Father, that I listen to my request and that I can read your inspired by Holy Spirit reflections earlier. God bless you!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Thank you.

However, I'm not always able to get to it on time.

12:46 PM  

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