Reflection on Luke 12:1-7
For a couple decades it used to be that I did not even recognize some of what I did were sins. Christ had other plans for me as wrongs began to result in silently saying sorry. The hardest part of my staged journey came next with a deep sense of remorse and guilt, forcing me to wonder what God thought. The next stage was the beginning of a strong desire to go to Confession. Now, filial fear and humility make me not want to offend, believing God knows my secrets and love’s value comes first.
Luke 12 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.
Exhortation to Fearless Confession
4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. 7 But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 12:1-7.