For some reason today the song All That is Hidden by Bernadette Farrell seems to make sense and teaches a valuable lesson. Today’s Gospel states that what is hidden from the wise is shown to “the little ones.” I know I’d like to be considered one of “the little ones” — I mean who wouldn’t want to be? — and shown things others do not see. Some days I feel I am privileged to see things that others don’t as I have many unique perspectives (most of these entries on here tell you about such things), but I try not to get too big of a head; with this being the week of hope I guess we can only hope we are one of “the little ones” who will see and hear these special things! 🙂
For those of you who want to read today’s Gospel, you will find it in Luke 10:21-24. And, of course, those of you who want the lyrics to the song you will find them below this paragraph!
If you would follow me,
follow where life will lead:
Do not look for me among the dead,
For I am hidden in pain, risen in love;
There is no harvest without sowing of grain.
All that is hidden will be made clear.
All that is dark now will be revealed.
What you have heard in the dark
proclaim in the light;
What you hear in whispers
proclaim from the housetops.
If you would honour me,
Honour the least of these:
You will not find me dressed in finery.
My Word cries out to be heard;
breaks through the world:
My Word is on your lips and lives in your heart. (Refrain)
If you would speak of me,
live all your life in me.
my ways are not the ways that you would choose;
my thoughts are far beyond yours,
as heaven from earth:
If you believe in me my voice will be heard. (Refrain)
If you would rise with me,
rise through your destiny:
do not refuse the death which brings you life,
for as the grain in the earth
must die for rebirth,
So I have planted your life deep within mine. (Refrain)
Composer: Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957)