Reflection: When we face judgment from Jesus there will be no chance whatsoever of relying on phoney excuses or self-justifying obfuscation. Like God the Father, Jesus knows everything about us. Nothing can be hidden from him (Luke 12:2-3) – every sin against God’s law we have ever committed will be known to him, even if we have long since forgotten what many of those sins were, or have fooled ourselves into believing they were not sins at all. Each of us, however powerful or privileged in life, will be like a small child facing a knowing parent, or a vulnerable witness in a
courtroom facing cross-examination from a skilled, probing QC. In fact, we will be far more helpless than that, because Jesus’ knowledge will be total and his motives in judging us entirely pure.
Question: Have you ever imagined that you can hide something from God?
Prayer: Father, I understand that you know everything about me. Help me not to try to “sugar coat” the vileness of my sins, but to trust that while Jesus will judge me in truth he will also do so with justice and mercy. Amen