Why do Christians seem so fake and superficial? In the organized religious systems, you go and pretend to have no problems and this creates a facade that hides real issues and problems that people actually have. In order to fit the Christian mold we have to hide our problems and struggles and put on the mask of a good perfect Christian. Why can’t we all come to grips that we ALL have problems and that NO one is perfect no matter how hard they try? The religious establishments are built up in this way that, one can’t go and show that they have problems or even seek true help, unless you admit your sins to a pastor and then to God so that you are free from it and can move on, but that just doesn’t fix the problems! I think it just shoves the issues inside of us and we are to never bring it up or show it again. I am so saddened how Christianity is seen for the mask that it wears and not who they really are or what they are going through with Father. It has come to the point that some even feel condemned before they even know who God truly is. I really feel like this kind of Christian behavior is not how God would treat anyone; rather, he would reach out to the hurting, and comfort the sick and shower each one with compassion. How have we gone so far to treat those in need the exact opposite? Sure, we can be nice to those who are in need, but it seems like its coming from a distance and fake place and it seems like we never get down to where people are really hurting and extending our love and support with no strings attached like Father did. We are all broken in one way or another and if we don’t start to realize that we all are sinners and have problems (that includes every pastor, every church leader every person with the title Christian), then we will never truly understand what Father really meant when he said, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF… Let’s jump off our high horses and start making a difference in each others lives and truly come to grips with our own brokenness.
Not all who wander are aimless, especially those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond image. -- Mona Lisa Smile
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I am learning how to live loved by God and embrace His grace that will help me fly in freedom. Let the wings of grace take me, all of me, for who I am and not for who I should be.