I'm finding the words of Nouwen helpful that are coming through the daily email you can sign up to. Really insightful thoughts about ordinariness, hiddenness, intimacy and true love for others.
"Jesus' hidden life is very important in our own spiritual journeys. If we want to follow Jesus words and deeds in the service of His kingdom we must first of all strive to follow Jesus in his simple, unspectacular, and very ordinary hidden life...
...It is in hiddenness that we can find a true intimacy with God and a true love for people.
Even during his active ministry, Jesus continued to return to hidden places to be alone with God. If we don't have a hidden life with God, our public life for God cannot bear fruit...."