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Tuesday 1st Week of Advent

Today’ Mass Readings

Tuesday 1st Week of Advent

Luke 10:21-24

Intimacy with Jesus leads to great trust in him.

All through His life, Jesus had one human person
who shared with Him very similar intimacy
he had with His Father.

And of course, that was His mother, Mary.

All of this changed when the disciples returned
sharing the good news that they healed and taught in Jesus’ name.

They took to heart so much what Jesus shared with them
that other people benefited from their words and prayers.


No longer will God His Father be understood by human beings
as a remote celestial being who is unapproachable.

Through His divine Son, we can know our Heavenly Father
as someone who involves Himself
in our everyday joys and sorrows.

We heard in today’s Gospel
that Jesus shared his joy with His Father,
and he shared with His Father the deep sorrow
He had for us the night before He went to the Cross.

Just as the disciples were blessed
to see what they saw and hear what they heard,
we too are blessed, because
we can share in this same intimacy with Jesus.

This intimacy leads to great trust in Jesus
in good times and in difficult times too.

He wants us to know there’s nothing
we cannot bring to the Father through Him.

Let us become vulnerable to Jesus
and hold nothing back.
Let us never be afraid to be too intimate with God.

Remember this, trust always follows intimacy.

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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