Today’s gospel has got to have one of the scariest passages in the entire Bible! The Lord tells us: “For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light.”
What?! I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping that the Lord is just being poetic here and has no intention of being taken literally. Just imagine what he means. Everyone’s going to know everything about you: your most private–and uncharitable–thoughts, your deepest, darkest secrets, things about yourselves that even you would prefer to forget and not think about. Imagine all these resurrected at the end of time and haunting you in full view of everyone! The afterlife–wherever you end up with–is going to be pretty intolerable because of that!