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.”
Prayer from today’s gospel
Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth:
I stand before you today somewhere between childlike and wise.
My face holds the tension of what the world lives and what you ask of me.
The worldly wise:
Hold guns and sling accusations across high moral grounds.
Hold attitudes of superiority and certainty and entitlement.
Hold the attention of the rich and the powerful.
The spiritual child:
Lets go of violence and trusts in your presence.
Lets go of selfishness and runs toward holiness.
Lets go of possession and enters true humility.
Father, help and save us.
Reveal to us a new way of living and loving.
Reveal to us a childlike peace and non-violence.
Reveal to us a trust that washes hatred away.