It's Five Minute Friday!
Today's word= REAL
Masks thrown off and pretending put away.
To step into each other's worlds without fear or worry.
This is a gift that most have forsaken.
To be able to trudge through the dark places where others fear to tread...
To be welcomed with open arms...
no matter what.
To stop the hiding and running and just...rest.
To be real.
We were made for community.
We were made to love and be loved.
But I'm convinced that we can't really have community unless we peel off our "everything-is-okay-don't-worry-about-me" smiles and get down to the real us.
Is it hard?
Will it hurt?
But is it completely worth it?
I've been blessed this week by a sweet sister's painful confession. She chose to be authentic and rip away her mask, revealing the pain. She's inspired me to let go of the fake and just be me.
What keeps you from taking off your mask and being real? Please share!