READING I: Isaiah 11:1-10
RESPONSORIAL: Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
GOSPEL: Luke 10:21-24
The psalm is of the same vein; the response,"In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails," is also full of hope. The gospel, taken from Luke, is a hymn of thanksgiving by Jesus to the Father for the fact that only the simple, that is, those with a pure heart and a childlike faith, cab see who Jesus really is. The mysteries of God are hidden from, the worldly wise; they cannot see through their pride.