Why is it in when I'm in the presence of other Christians, I don't feel I can be my honest self? Why do I feel like I have to hide?
Maybe part of it is the Christians who seem to believe you can never be unhappy. That if you're ever depressed, well you need to stop that because it displeases God.
But shouldn't we be able to be honest with each other? Why must we have to put on an act to avoid judgement?
I don't want to have to act happy and hide how messed up I am. I want to be able to open up (actually, this is a general problem for me, but let's stick to the issue at hand).
Are we afraid that people will think we're bad Christians? Do we fear rejection? If that's so, it's a really sad comment on the status of the Church. We're supposed to be helping each other. In any case, I'd like to find a group somewhere that doesn't make me feel like I need to cover my faults and hide my doubts.
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