Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature Thursday 4 October 2018
Gospel: Luke 10:1-12
In the Gospel we will listen to the invitation of Jesus: “Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart”. The Gospel shows the tenderness with which Jesus welcomes and accepts the little ones. He wanted the poor to find rest and peace in him.
In the context of chapters 11 and 12 of Matthew it is stressed and made evident that the poor are the only ones to understand and to accept the wisdom of the Kingdom. 
Many people did not understand this preference of Jesus for the poor and the excluded: John the Baptist, who looked at Jesus with the eyes of the past had doubts; the people, who looked at Jesus with their own interests were not capable of understanding Him; the great cities around the lake which listened to Jesus’ preaching and saw the miracles did not want to open themselves to his message; the wise and the doctors who judged everything according to their own science were not capable of understanding the preaching of Jesus; not even his relatives understood Him (Mt 12, 46-50). Only the little ones understood Him and accepted the Good News of the Kingdom (Mt 11, 25-30).
But Jesus did not draw back. He continues to assume the mission of Servant, as described in the prophecies. This is why He was persecuted and condemned to death.
What is important is not what we do for God, but rather what God, in his great love, does for us!