Gospel Reflection – Tuesday (1 December) 1st week of Advent
Happy the eyes that see what you see
Fr Paul reads from the Gospel of Luke (10: 21-24) today, in which Jesus tells his disciples, ‘Happy the eyes that see what you see’.
Fr Paul says today’s Gospel is a beautiful expression of the mutual love and affection between father and son and, at the same time, it is an invitation to share in that intimacy.
As Advent begins the Gospel readings are chosen to help us get our values straight. God’s choices are not according to human values.
If this Gospel is an invitation, what are we being invited to? We are being invited into the life of the Trinity. We hear at the beginning of the Gospel the Holy Spirit and the Father both mentioned along with the Son.
Fr Paul says, mindful of this invitation to be intimate with the Trinity, through Advent we are challenged to accept this invitation.