Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

“For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,” Jesus promises us today.  How are we to interpret such a saying of our Lord?  I’m not sure, but it seems to me that we are meant to be aware of this: truth will be made manifest.  Christ is the One who reveals the truth of our existence and our world.  The Father has put His Son–the Light of the World–upon the proverbial “lampstand,” in order “that those who enter may see the light.”

In the rush for power, pleasure, and prestige, we often forget or obscure the truth.  However, Jesus tells us that the truth is out there.  The truth will be made known.  And we can abide in God, who is Truth.  Then the meaning of our lives will be illuminated and we can be one “who thinks the truth in his heart.” Where do we need the Lumen Christi, the Light of Christ, to shine and overcome any darkness now?

September 22nd, 2014