“Simple minded” Reflection for marriages: Luke 10:21-24

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From the Gospel according to Luke
Lk 10:21-24

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 Gospel of the Lord

Addressed to the “simple-minded.”

While the Lord overlooked the wise, powerful, and prominent, He deliberately chose to reveal His mysteries to us—the “simple-minded,” the seemingly ineffective, the awkward. In doing so, He unveiled insights that many esteemed individuals would have coveted. Praise the Lord!
May we, O Lord, consistently acknowledge our simplicity, clumsiness, and apparent inadequacy, allowing You to continuously illuminate our understanding.

Applied to Married life:

John: Our relationship thrives until we arrogantly assume superior knowledge over each other. It’s at that point that blindness clouds our perception.
Amanda: True. There’s a resistance to feeling humbled within me, which leaves me vulnerable to any actions of yours that might be construed as belittling. That’s when I begin to view you with disapproval.
John: Recognising this tendency is beneficial, as it indicates that the Lord is still guiding you. Undoubtedly, our journey mirrors the path of the cross, akin to any devout Christian.
Amanda: Indeed. Let’s use this Advent season to embrace the humility symbolized by the manger, where the Child will find repose.

Dear Mother,

Although we are feeble and prone to stumble, our love for you and your Son is profound. Mother, do not forsake us. All glory to the Lord, our God.

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