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Friday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Scriptural Readings: Ephesians 1:11-14; Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13; Luke 12:1-7

My dear encountered couples:

Our senators and congress people in Washington are always holding hearings to get at the truth of something. They want to know what has gone on behind closed doors. Though they might never get at the truth, since in Washington cover-up and lying are close to a perfected art, someday the entire world will hear it. Unfortunately, the day will also come when everyone will hear about what goes on behind your closed doors - and mine.

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,” Jesus said. “There is nothing hidden that will not be made known. Everything you have said in the dark will be heard in the day-light; what you have whispered in locked rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops.”

We have heard that many, many times, haven’t we? We have been warned over and over. But do we care? Maybe we should consider this. What we do now doesn’t necessarily have to wait till the far distant future to be revealed.

God sees all that we do when we do it. He reads our minds, hears our words, and sees our actions. Isn’t our guardian angel also with us every minute seeing what we are doing? How about other angels, possibly other people who have died and now live in eternity? Do our deceased mothers and fathers see what we are up to? That could be embarrassing, couldn’t it?

What I am trying to say is: We are never alone! What we do now is not as private as we might like to think. We all live, as it were, in glass houses. Maybe that thought might help us with our decisions next time we are tempted to do something we don’t want anybody to see.

“There is nothing hidden,” says Jesus, “that will not be made known.”

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