Today's Gospel in Art - Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit


The Five Senses, Sight, Pieter Breughel  and Peter Paul Rubens, 1617, © Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Five Senses, Sight, Pieter Breughel and Peter Paul Rubens, 1617, © Museo del Prado, Madrid

Gospel of 3rd December 2019 - Luke 10:21-24

Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, Jesus said:

'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.'

Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them in private, 'Happy the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.'

Reflection on the Painting

In today's Gospel reading we enter into the intimacy of the prayer life of Jesus: he first prays to His Father and then turns to His disciples to share some further personal thoughts. The beautiful words Jesus prays at the beginning of the reading, reveals how He actually 'experiences' His relationship with His Father through the Holy Spirit. Jesus praying in the midst of the Holy Trinity: Him, His Father and the Holy Spirit.... To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/253


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