(Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, July 9, 2017.
There is something only the little ones of the world can see and possess, something, which those who pursue the power of the world are neither able to see nor possess: The wisdom of God.
How does God reveal his wisdom?
God reveals his wisdom through everyone who is humble and meek: “Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart” (Matthew 11:29). This is how the little ones of the world, “all you who labor and are burdened” (Matthew 11:28), come to share in the wisdom of God.
The power of God is based on meekness and humility: “See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass. He shall banish . . . the warrior’s bow . . . and he shall proclaim peace to the nations” (Zechariah 9:9-10). In other words, the powerful of the world will not prevail over the power of the meek and humble.
By establishing their own wisdom, “the wise and the learned” of the world (Matthew 11:25) keep the wisdom of God hidden to them. The world uses its “wisdom” to justify injustice, to “live according to the flesh” (Romans 8:13). (The term “flesh” depicts the iniquities and injustices of a world that is in opposition to the life-giving Spirit). Those who follow the wisdom of the world cannot see or possess the wisdom of God.
The meek and the humble of heart will live a great life
Contrary to the world’s wisdom, those who are meek and humble of heart can bring an end to the cycle of destructive power, they can share in the power of God, and they can find fullness and greatness of life: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
(By Jesús A. Diez canseco).