Thought for the Day – 11 March – The Growth of Jesus

Thought for the Day – 11 March – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Growth of Jesus

We read, in the Gospel of St Luke, that “Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace before God and men” (2:52).
Jesus as God, was the infinite wisdom of the Father and could not, therefore, advance in wisdom.
He was eternal and could not advance in age.
He was the source and giver of grace, so could not make progress in this regard.
As man, however, Jesus wished that the external development of all His powers should correspond with His advance in age.
He wished to display His wisdom and holiness, in a gradual manner.
He did this, in order to set an example.
The life of a Christian, should be a gradual advance towards God, towards wisdom and holiness.
“You, therefore, are to be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48).
Every true Christian aims at making constant progress towards perfection.
The imperfect, must correct their failings and master their evil inclinations.
The lukewarm, must try to be more fervent in prayer and good works.
Those who are good, must try to be better.
Those who are holy, must go on increasing in sanctity (Cf Apoc 22:11).

Antonio Cardinal Bacci


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9 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 11 March – The Growth of Jesus

  1. still not on keyboard, did a powerwash,lost connection, all I have is ttouchscreen, I really am bad with it and I am so slow, my finger bounces a lot.
    I have had a blessed day and very ezcited to tell you about it when I get to type again. Sending prayers and love HH

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    1. I am sorry Hughie – it’s like me and our load-shedding.
      I am racing against time constantly before the power cuts again!
      I look forward to hearing about your blessed day!


  2. Gave up by using my thumb I am trying to get better at this stuff. And I will still send you my prayers and love on God’s Wireless.

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