“No one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

After excoriating the unfaithful towns (the last day’s passage) Jesus makes known that it is the childlike that receive His message (Mt 11:25-27).  The Father has handed all things to the Son and the Son reveals the Father to whomever He chooses.  This is a very important passage.  Any proper understanding of God must be as Trinity.  Without Jesus, the Eternal Word, the Only Begotten Son, an understanding of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is incomplete at best or incorrect at worst.  Jesus as Word comes down to us fully, thanks to the faithfulness and safeguarding of the Church, in forms written (Scripture) and oral (Tradition).  To the extent that non-Catholic faith traditions (Christian or otherwise) affirm these they are honoring the divine revelation of the Son transmitted by the Holy Spirit ( “[T]he separated Churches and Communities as such, though we believe them to be deficient in some respects, have been by no means deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation.” Unitatis Redintegratio 3; “[The Catholic Church] regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men.” Nostra Aetate 2).  Where they don’t embrace or alter the proper understanding of this revelation, they fall short.  Thus it is vitally important for us to carry on the work of Christ.  We Catholics, who have been entrusted the fullness of divine revelation, have a responsibility to know it and to share it (cf. 1 Pt 3:15 and Mt 28:19-20).  Can we possibly keep such a joyful message, such Good News, from anyone who doesn’t have it fully?  Pray the Lord send workers for the harvest (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2) and let it began with us.

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