Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Daily Office Reflection: Knowing

Psalms 101, 109:5-30 * 119:121-144; Judges 13:15-24; Acts 6:1-15; John 4:1-26

Everyone has secrets. We all try to hide some things in our lives: things we're embarrassed about; times we would like to forget happened; ways in which we acted. Some will build elaborate lies to shield themselves from others knowing the truth about them. Most times, that does not work and those walls we build come crashing down at some point and the whole sordid truth comes out. Sometimes we are successful in hiding some facts from our fellow travelers.
Not so with God though. The Samaritan Woman learned that at the well in her conversation with Jesus. We should remember this as well: we cannot hide anything from God. Every nook and cranny of our being is known and loved by God. To think otherwise is to fool ourselves and to lessen our relationship with God.
Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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