First Reading: Is 6:1-8; Psalm: 93 R. v. 1a; Gospel: Mt 10:24-33
NOTHING HIDDEN THAT WILL NOT BE KNOWN
BY FR VALENTINE NNAMDI EGBUONU, MSP
“. . . for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known” (Mt 10:26).
We know very little about people but people know so much about themselves and God knows everything about us. A lot of people have been misjudged in our world today based on hearsay or due to preconceived ideas. Good people with good intentions have in many occasions been perceived as bad because we were not patient enough to understand them. Unfortunately, those with evil intent or ulterior motives but who pretentiously put up appealing attitudes are those we are quick to identify as good. But one thing is sure. There is nothing that is covered that will not be revealed. There is a lot in the womb of time.
The words of Jesus are wisdom personified. As far as the all-knowing God lives, the secret intentions of man are very opened to him and who we truly are is known to him as well. This is why often times the gospel message rattles that secret or dark part of our lives as if God is staring us at the face and speaking to us directly. Truly, just as Jesus said, nothing is covered that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known. Time will tell.
One of the constituents of true inner peace is having nothing to hide. So if we are good but are misunderstood or wrongly perceived; if people accuse us wrongly when deep within we know we are innocent, we should take consolation in these words of Jesus and be at peace. Time will vindicate us. This should also serve as a deterrence to those who live inauthentic life; those who live to please and impress people without making effort to be a true reflection of who they present to the public. There is no joy and peace in pretence. Fake life only brings regret and shame. And when the world knows who we truly are, our lives will never remain the same again. We can begin to change. It is never too late.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord Jesus, help us to live as authentic Christians we are called to be. Amen.