Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, priest
Readings for the day:
Psalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13,17
Jesus rejoiced in the holy spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. -Luke 10:21
Is it the case that God does not want the learned to understand his ways and get to know his saving grace, I don’t think so. But rather, God invites all to be childlike, to be simple, dependent and faithful. The one that exalts himself to be learned and wise don’t get to see much in the beautiful words of God. We should rather make our heart ever youthful and follow earnestly what God wants from us, this is what makes us truly wise and learned. Children learn everything virtually from their parent, we should likewise ask and learn everything from God.
We should seek Jesus Christ whom God has given all things, to reveal himself to us, not until then we can’t fully know him. Let us turn to the bride of Christ, the Church, to lead us to the heart of Jesus. Let us also pray for the gifts of the holy spirit, the spirit that directs all good actions in us, that it should lead us to the father through Christ.
Let us then Pray for the heart to be simple, dependent and faithful to God and never depart our eyes from Jesus whom Father has given all things. Let’s learn from saint francis xavier whom we honor today who lived a simple life in conformity with the gospel and he enabled the spirit work in him.
God Help us