Always we read scripture in context. If we attempt to interpret any text of scripture without considering to whom it is been spoken, where it is spoken, who has spoken it etc, it will certainly go astray and we will certainly not understand what the Holy Spirit Himself is saying to us. Our Lord, having sent out the 12 then complains about the fact that the very cities in which He had performed the greater number of His miracles, refused to repent. And yet, from these same cities came nearly half of the Apostles. And so the Lord makes that remarkable distinction that salvation is not achieved by learnedness or cleverness or power or any of those human qualities, but rather by those who are mere children, little children before the Lord, and specifically before the Father in heaven. And then immediately our Lord goes on to say that He is God – “Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father”, which is a declaration of divinity because everything includes everything that the Father has. His very nature and He goes on to confirm this, to make it more explicit when He says, “No one knows the Son except the Father”. Indeed the Father knows everything, everything that is possible the Father has knowledge of it, and He knows certainly His Son with an infinite knowledge, but the declaration of divinity of the Son comes and what follows, just as in the same manner that No one knows the Father, except the Son… For Fr. Linus’ complete homily please listen to the Audio.