Thursday, January 27, 2011


Today's gospel seems perfect for our time. For as much as it is fashionable to talk about the evil of the Internet, there is a kind of healthy fear, leading to prudence that it can instill in us. Today's gospel is more immediately true than ever, "For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light."

Today's gospel also though gives us to other lessons in the virtue of prudence. On the one hand it says, "Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.” 0n the other hand, He also told them, “Take care what you hear."

Three simple but profound instructions to guide what we say and do each day.