Jesus said to the crowd:
“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
Take care, then, how you hear.
To anyone who has, more will be given,
and from the one who has not,
even what he seems to have will be taken away.”
Has the light of Christ been lit in your heart? Have you had an encounter with the living Christ? Pope Francis has been talking a great deal about the importance of encountering Jesus, who is alive and well today. This happens through prayer, reading the Scriptures, retreats, the Sacraments, and different personal experiences.
When we do encounter Christ, He calls us to holiness. He calls us to live a life that proclaims what we believe through our words and actions. This line from Jesus can be frightening, “For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.”
Do you want everything in your life to come to light?
We are entitled to have a private life but not a double life. God knows everything – He knows our hearts, our minds and our actions. The whole world does not need to know everything about us. We deserve to have some privacy. But none of us should be living double lives in which we preach one thing and live another way.
Does your public life match your private life?
We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. None of us are perfect. But the Lord calls us to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy.