June 25, 2017: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to the Twelve:
“Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
I will deny before my heavenly Father.” (Matthew 10:26-33)
“Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed.” God knows all things. It is futile to try to keep secrets. Everything hidden in darkness usually comes to light eventually. God knows all things. Even the hairs on our head are numbered. God is aware of how fast they grow, change or are lost. All is known by God. Even the tiny sparrows of little value in the market place are known by God, valued by God, loved by God.
Let us be open and live in the light. Let us follow Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life. On the last day, our true selves (with our talents as well as our flaws) will be judged by our God who knows us as we really are.