Even the most "spiritual" among us can be found wearing a mask. No human being is immune to such self-protective measures…even in church. It's a funny thing - church should be a place where we feel the most safe, the most secure, and the least condemned. But often, this isn't the case as we look around and think, "Everybody else has it all together, and I'm the only messed up person here." What we don't seem to realize is that others are probably thinking the same thing too, but everyone is so afraid that they'll be judged that they cover up their pain and pretend like everything's okay.
But what might happen if we all took the risk of letting down our guard and showing who we really are? Would it perhaps be the thing that sets us free?
"Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts:
and in the hidden part you shall make me
to know wisdom."
- Psalm 51:6