IS 11:1-10, Psalm 72, Luke 10:21-24
In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks about how the wise and learned have missed the point of His ministry and His identity. He says that it is the childlike that see the Truth. In fact, they have grasped this reality even before prophets and kings.
Study is an important part of any disciple’s faith journey. Through study we learn not only more about Jesus, but also about the relationship humans are called to with Our Lord. Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the study of doctrine and theology, we forget the main thing: Jesus.
I think back to my years in college and divinity school and some of the professors and students I met for whom Jesus had become more of a subject than a person. However, I do remember one great professor that told me that theological debate should never be an activity for it’s own sake. All theological discussion needs to have as its end goal a deeper relationship with Jesus.
During Advent, choose some good resources for study and spend time with your Bible. But remember, at the end of the day, Jesus is real and He desires a relationship with you. He is not just a topic of history.
Daily Advent Challenge
Spend at least 15 minutes today in silence today and invite God to speak to you. You should say nothing. Just listen.