Sunshine Laws are laws that require states to make government records and meetings available to the public. They get that name from a saying that goes: “Sunshine is the best disinfectant” because it brings light to everything—good, bad and ugly. They help the public sees what those in charge are doing, giving them the power to then vote, petition, or otherwise get involved to make change within their community.

Luke says today that there is sun shining on our lives: there is nothing that we can keep from God. And while this may make us uncomfortable or ashamed at times when we have failed, it is a good thing. God can clear the clouds away and light a path that leads us closer to him.

—Connor Walters is a communications coordinator at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH. He also coaches rowing and co-moderates the school’s Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry to the Homeless.