July 12, 2014

15th Sunday - A


Blessed Are Your Eyes, Blessed Are Your Ears

One of the themes of this passage can be seen as the continuation of a theme in the passage we heard last Sunday.  Then, Jesus praised the Father for revealing the mysteries of God’s Kingdom to the little ones.

And today, Jesus identifies the blessing given to the little ones of God’s Kingdom, “Blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.   Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

We must recognize and appreciate what we have seen and heard of the mysteries of God and the Kingdom are God’s gifts and blessings.  Only then can we be open to receive God’s mysteries, and be the rich soil where the seed grows and produces fruit.  

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