Have you ever considered how fortunate we are to have been born in this age when Jesus has already completed the work of salvation on our behalf? Sometimes I feel like I take that for granted. As Jesus says in today’s gospel passage from Matthew:
But blessed are your eyes, because they see,
and your ears, because they hear.
Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people
longed to see what you see but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
We are the lucky ones. Let us rejoice in our great fortune.
The kingdom of God is here … now!