A common plot device in books and movies is the unveiling of some secret, like a long-lost relative, a government conspiracy, a loved one’s lie. In some cases it comes after a hunt for answers and sometimes out of blue, taking the audience completely by surprise. Sometimes the revelation ties everything together nicely into one big package. Other times it leaves us with more questions than answers. Sometimes the characters accept the revelation for what it is. Sometimes it’s too much and they turn their backs on it.
The Bible is full of mysteries and big revelations and equally full of different reactions to them. There is doubt, skepticism and disbelief, but also joy, faith and unwavering conviction. There is love and fear and hate. How do we respond to the Bible’s mysteries and to the mystery of Christ? Do we embrace it with open arms or do we shy away, full of fear and doubt? Let’s be like Paul. Let’s embrace the revelation and share it. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.
Mysterious Lord, thank you for revealing your son to us . Help us reveal Him to others. Amen. — CB