A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Secrets to be revealed

We all have secrets: you do and I do.

Sometimes these secrets are secrets of the heart and mind: places within ourselves where we may nurture and hold onto prejudices, fantasies, and heterodoxies.

Sometimes these secrets are secret words and deeds: bad things we may do and say, hoping no one will ever find out.

In today’s Gospel (Luke 12:1-7), our Lord reminds us that all of these secrets – and more – will be revealed.

There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness
will be heard in the light,
and what you have whispered behind closed doors
will be proclaimed on the housetops.

No matter what our secrets are, may we open ourselves more fully to the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so that any dark corners in our lives may be cleansed and may shine with his love and truth.

(Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, be merciful to me - a sinner)