St. Teresa of Avila
“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."
One more thing: My daughter came home today saying that the gossiping had started up at the lunch table again today. She takes it personally when there is discord amongst her friends. Jesus offers a great lesson today that I can share with her. To be upfront and honest in the dark as well as the light means you never have to be accused of being a hypocrite. It also gives comfort that Jesus reveals the only time we should have fear: not in rumors or squabbles, but in situations where we can be separated from him for eternity.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your providential care. Take away any spirit of fear, especially fear of rumors or persecution. Protect me from hypocrisy and the temptation to gossip. Give me the grace I need to teach my children how to be true to you in all they say and do. In your precious name, Amen. St. Teresa of Avila, pray for me.