Luke 12:1-3,6-7 NRSVue

1Meanwhile, when the crowd had gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. 2Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered and nothing secret that will not become known. 3Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.

6Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. 7But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Some thoughts on this scripture

The more we know about the immensity of the universe, and the intricate laws that govern creation from the movements of the stars to the sub-atomic world, the more unimaginable God becomes. Yet Jesus speaks of his father with tenderness, as one who watches over the fall of a sparrow and counts the hairs on my head. He was surely smiling when he said to his disciples: /You are of more value than many sparrows./