Friday, March 26, 2010

A Double Mask

"Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour when every one has to throw off his mask? Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked? Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it? I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others that at last their true nature could not reveal itself...

In every man there is something which to a certain degree prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself; and this may be the case in so high a degree, he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself. But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all." Soren Kierkegaard

I was really drawn to the above quote. It addresses the double standard we are experiencing today and not talking about the government. I am referring to the Church World. Seems too many areas of life have a dark side, with so many wearing masks (i.e., living a so-called Christian life while having hidden agendas). Sadly, many have worn the masks for so long that they don't know right from wrong.

Oh Church, wake up - the world is watching us, our children are watching us, our brothers and sisters in the Lord are watching us. The midnight hour is near when everything will be revealed and made transparent. Let's not be found as partakers of deceit. Dear Lord, may we be transparent enough in our spirits to see ourselves as we really are each and every day.


Just a thought said...

Your blog today is very interesting. Your comments about the use of, "mask."

Just a question Sis Hopper, have you ever looked up the Greek orgine of the term HYPOCRITE. It might shead some additional light on your thought.

Just my thoughts;

Kathy McElhaney said...

Fabulous quote and thoughts. "Whatsoever a man soeth, that shall he also reap." Mask or not, we will be held accountable one day.