(St. Maria Faustina Kowalska)
Upon the return of the 72 missionaries, 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.’” Lk 10:17-24
It took child-like faith for those 72 to venture out into the unknown and
preach the Good News of Jesus, the Messiah, to the people.
And upon their return they reveled in their accomplishments.
You see, it was really the Holy Spirit who gave them
the strength to do what they did.
But Jesus told them not to be prideful and happy over what THEY
accomplished, but because of what God had accomplished through them.
And that for having done what they did, Jesus said,
“your names are written in heaven.”
not done for the pride of getting our names written in heaven.
But done because it is our calling and we act with child-like Faith.
Faith in God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit
to do His will.
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