Reflection on Matthew 10:26-33
In the contemplative tradition the word dark has a different meaning. Dark’s meaning is closer to undeniable faith hidden away from all else where only God’s love is present. Within the dark, the Spirit speaks in ways that are meant only for you, invisible to the prying eyes of the other side. What becomes infused within then belongs to all you encounter. As long as the virtue of prudence also rises to the surface then you can share what has been given without any fear.
Matthew 10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Whom to Fear
26 “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31 So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33 but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 10:26-33.