When my husband and I talk to our children about sending things out on the internet, we always tell them never to post or email anything about a person that they would not want that person or the world to see. It’s a good practice, and one that many people discover a little too late. Today’s Mass reading says that we should think this way, not only in our digital communication, but in our everyday lives.
“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.” (Luke 12:2-3)
A little intimidating, isn’t it? Turns out, our internet test is a good test for life, actually. If you wouldn’t want anyone to know you said or did it, you shouldn’t say or do it. We’ll all mess up from time to time, but if this is the way we live our lives, I guarantee that it will show. If this is the way we live our lives, people will notice. The light will shine, because there is no darkness to cover it, and maybe we will help others to live the same way.