up:: Spiritual Disciplines MOC In Secrecy, we don’t let our good deeds and qualities be known. Often, Jesus performed a miracle and then told everyone not to talk to others about it. Secrecy breeds Humility.

Secrecy puts our reputation in God’s hands

Secrecy rightly practiced enable us to place our public relations department entirely in the hands of God (…). We allow him to decide when our deeds will be known and when our light will be noticed. Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines

This is so counter-cultural in the age of self-promotion.

Secrecy forces us to give out of the right reasons

To practice true selfishness, give secretly. That forces us to confront the underlying motivation of giving for praise from people, rather than pleasing God.