The Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio, Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature, Tuesday 5th December 2017
Gospel: Luke 10:21-24
The liturgical texts that the Church offers us today bring us closer to the mystery of Jesus. Jesus exalted in the joy of the Holy Spirit and praised the Father. This is the interior life of Jesus: his relationship with the Father, the relationship of praise, in the Spirit, the very Holy Spirit who unites that relationship. This is the mystery of the interiority of Jesus, what He felt.
Jesus declares that those who see Him see the Father. The Father is known only by Jesus. He is the image of the Father; He is the closeness and the tenderness of the Father to us.
In the speech after the Last Supper, Jesus repeats several times: “Father, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me”. And Jesus promises the Holy Spirit, because it is the Holy Spirit who creates this unity, as he does between the Father and the Son. 
This leads toward the mystery of Jesus. However, this mystery does not remain just between them. It has been revealed to us. Only those with the heart of babes are capable of receiving this revelation. Only those with a humble, meek heart, which feels the need to pray, to feel poor have this capacity. In a word, only those who go forth with the first beatitude: the poor in spirit.
From this perspective, in the season of Advent, let us pray and ask the Lord to lead us ever closer to his mystery, and to do so on the path of humility, of meekness, of poverty, the path of feeling ourselves sinners. For this is how He comes to save us, to free us.