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

The disciples hear Jesus’ joyful prayer to the Father in the Holy Spirit in which he praises His Father for revealing that which is hidden to the childlike (and not “the wise and the learned”).  He goes on to say that only the Father and Son really know each other, but the Son reveals more to whom He will (see above).  Jesus then turns to His disciples in private saying that they are blessed to have seen and heard what they have since many before them had longed for such an opportunity (Lk 10:21-24).  While the Lord can and does reveal Himself to persons in miraculous ways, He usually relies on us to make Him known to those who don’t know Him and reintroduce Him to those who have broken away.  Our responsibility as Christians to spread the gospel (i.e., the Good News, i.e., the Word, i.e., Jesus Christ) is clear (see Mk 16:15 and Mt 28-19-20).  This is not something from which we are to shy away.  We are not to make excuses (“I’m not eloquent,” “I’m not knowledgeable,” “I’m too timid,” “I don’t want to make waves,” “I don’t want to take the chance that I will be ridiculed or despised”).  The Lord has given us talents to multiply for the sake of the Kingdom.  Cultivate these through personal reform and effort, always praying for help and guidance.  By your loving example and the ability to give a reason for your hope (cf. 1 Pt 3;15), the Son will continue to reveal the Trinity to us in an ever deeper way and He will bless our efforts to make the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit known, really and practically, to every person we encounter.

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