The Perils Of Pretending

Blog 2644 – 01.24.2023

The Perils Of Pretending

One of the greatest perils of pretending is cheating others and ourselves of our own beautiful and wonderful uniqueness. Such a loss made even Jesus angry. He could show his love best to the harlots, tax collectors, and outcasts because there was no pretense with them. Both he and they knew who they were.

The religious people of Jesus day, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, many if not most of them were hypocrites, pretenders. They wore the mask of righteousness but were in Jesus own words like painted sepulchers, pretty on the outside but full of dead and rotting corpses on the inside.

We are taught from an early age to pretend for the show must go on. Life for many is like a continuous masquerade ball with everyone pretending to be someone or something that they are not. How wonderfully refreshing in is to meet and spend time with people who are happy in their own skin and feel no need to hide behind a mask.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

This Masquerade

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