On one occasion Jesus said, «Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Father, this is what pleased you. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him».
Many of us would like to have some certainty about the divine will, some us serach for it in all sincerity. It is not possible, however, to have certainty of this will in our daily life. (However, some great saints have this gift of discerning the divine will) For my part, I simply try to ask myself this question, is my action inspired by love for my God who loves me, or simply the good of others? In truth, the good of others, is not the right appraoch, because we don't know their interiority and deeper human needs. God alone knows our interiority.
In my daily life, I would like first of all to be sure that my God is with me and I pray that He inspires me, so that I do nothing against His will. A certainty of events to follow or even of the present......., I never ask this question. Every moment, every instant I pray, lead me Lord, on the right path. That's how it is, I remain open to any proposal, even if I am not convinced. Instead of doing right, I do, whatever I have to do, because I deeply believe that my act is a response to the divine love received.
It was in this love for his God and for his people that Moses accepted the mission of liberation. Let us trust in this God and accept the mission that God entrusts to us daily. Like Moses, we too, little by little, will discover God's plan for us and for his people, in which we are invited to participate voluntarily and actively.
Action of the day : Be open
«You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to simple people»
Fr. Raimondo M. SORGIA Mannai OP
(San Domenico di Fiesole, Florencia, Italy)
Today, the Gospel offers us the opportunity to accede, so to speak, to the very structure of the divine wisdom. Who, amongst us, would not love to become acquainted with the unfathomable mysteries of life? There are enigmas the world's best team of investigators would not even dream of detecting. There is One however before which «there is nothing hidden, (...); nor is anything secret» (Mk 4:22). This is the mystery of who calls himself the “Son of man ”, inasmuch He says about himself: «All things have been handed over to me by my Father» (Mt 11:27). His human nature —through the hypostatic union— has been assumed by the Person of the Word of God: He is, in short, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, before which darkness does not exist and for which, night is more luminous than broad daylight.
An Arab proverb says: «If a pitch black night a black ant climbs over a black wall, God sees it». There are neither secrets nor mysteries for God. There are mysteries for us, but not for God, before whom, past, present and future are open and dug into, to the last comma.
Quite pleased, the Lord says today: «Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to simple people» (Mt 11:25). Indeed, because no one could pretend to know these or similar hidden secrets, not even by bringing them out of the darkness through exhaustive studies, or as the wisdom should. A little old aged woman, without any school experience, will always be more aware about the deep secrets of life than the pretentious scientist that has spent an awful lot of money at reputed universities. Certain science can be achieved through inner faith, humility and poorness. Clement of Alexandria very well wrote: «Night is favourable for mysteries; it is then when our soul —attentive and humble— turns on itself while pondering over its condition; it is then when it finds God».