On the memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, we read in our Gospel (Mt. 11:25-30) Jesus praising his Father for giving insight to the childlike, keeping the deeper meaning of the deeds performed by Jesus from the learned and wise. Jesus is more fully revealed to those who are humble, while those who think they know it all, like the scribes and Pharisees of Jesus time, often miss the the point. It isn't because the followers are less intelligent, but have received the graces from the Father, as Jesus tells us, to be willing to accept the mystery of Christ.
How often do we pray for intellect when studying the Word of God? How much more effective might our efforts be if we pray for the grace of humility and a childlike openness to the Word?
In the peace of Christ,