My wife, Barbara, and I have been married for more than 30 years, and yet some corners of our inner lives remain dark to one another. We know a lot about each other—a lot. But we're still learning how to reveal secrets. It's still scary ...
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"Would I be accepted if I told all? That's the question. We long to be accepted, to be in the company of someone who will not blink regardless of what we say. But long ago we came to believe that this isn't possible." It is possible, and it happens regularly all over the world, quietly, with a man or woman sharing all (yes, all) with a trusted mentor and experiencing the acceptance, freedom and power that comes only from revealing one's most terrifying secrets to another human being who is uniquely suited to understand. This is the fifth step of any twelve-step recovery program.
Brilliant treatise on a very important--and critical--issue. Reminds me of John 2:23-25 where Jesus "did not entrust himself" to certain people because he knew what was in them. Personal transparency before God is so vitally important but we deceive ourselves, forgetting that we ARE transparent to God's all-penetrating eye (Hebrews 4:12-13), instead of simply BEING transparent. Why are we so reticent to honestly open ourselves up to him who already knows us through and through, thus obstructing the indescribable blessing of his self-revelation to us?
IF we are honest with ourselves we will admit that this is the truth about ourselves. Very well expressed.
This article shows the beauty of honesty responding to the Lord's infinite knowledge and love.
This was lovely. Thanks.
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