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Liturgical day: Saturday 26th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 10,17-24): (…) At that time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, «I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and made them known to the little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. I have been given all things by my Father, so that no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and he to whom the Son chooses to reveal him» (…).

Who knows Father? (Simplicity)

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI)
(Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today, we wonder who (and how) knows the Father. Only the Son knows the Father, and all true knowledge of the Father is a participation in the knowledge of the Son, a revelation which is a gift. Therefore, the only people that will know about the Father are those people the Son chooses to tell.

But to whom does the Son want to reveal it? The Son’s is not arbitrary. The Son wants to integrate in his Son’s knowledge all those whom the Father wants to take part of Him: "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him”, says Jesus. But who is drawn by the Father? Not the wise and learned, says the Lord, but just ordinary people. This was Jesus Christ’s concrete experience: the scribes did not know Him, despite that because of their profession they were to know God.

—O Lord, please take care of my heart so that I may plainly accept Your Revelation, avoiding criticism and sterile speculation, outcome of my arrogance.