• Denise Lanik

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time, July 17, 2019


Gospel

MT 11:25-27

At that time Jesus exclaimed:

"I give praise to you, 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 the Son except the Father,

and no one knows the Father except the Son

and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."

Reflection:

“… no one knows the Father except the Son

and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."

This week at Adoration, I went up to Jesus in the Monstrance. Knelt right in front of Him, and looked straight into the Host, and began praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. As I prayed “Eternal Father…” I stopped, because I was right in front of Jesus, but addressing the Eternal Father. A flood of thoughts came to my mind. Many of which were the teachings that Father Michael had given on our Heavenly Father. “I come from God, I belong to God, I am destined for God.” “If we know Jesus, then we also know the Father.” Father Michael has taught so many teachings on God.

Click here to check out some of these teachings.

This encounter was beautiful, as I had read the readings for today and was also praying about what I would write about. It was almost as if the last sentence of this reading was being lived out in real life, right in front of Jesus. In my mind, Jesus was letting me know, it is okay to address the Eternal Father, for He was there.

I have been reading a book called "The Power of Silence" by Robert Cardinal Sarah. In this book it says that "there is no place on earth where God is more present than in the human heart." It is only in silence that He can be found.

I am so thankful to God that He has allowed us to have this opportunity to Adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is only possible with our priests, for without them we would not have Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Let us pray fervently for all of our priests.

May God bless us all!


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