In today’s gospel we hear Jesus saying, “Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.” There is a double meaning to this statement. It refers to the ongoing process of revelation that Jesus did while he lived on this earth. He gradually, step by step, revealed the secret mysteries of God’s saving love. It all came to a culmination with his death, resurrection, and ascension. Our entire journey of faith is an ongoing process of seeing and appreciating what this means for us and how we are to respond with virtuous Christ-like living.
The other side of this statement is what happens within us. We experience an ongoing process of transparency and honesty about our need for inner healing and spiritual maturing. By cooperating with the laser-like light of Christ penetrating our minds and hearts, we are transformed. Our dark secrets are brought out into the light of Christ. We experience greater internal freedom that allows us to live in a Spirit-led way instead of out of compulsions or selfishness.
What are some ways you have gradually experienced more and more of God’s saving love? How are your dark secrets being healed by the light of Christ?