Feeling disheartened this morning ~ the clouds outside the window aren’t really assisting in ridding me of the gloom, either. The problem is this.
We’ve all had relationships with people in our lives that we felt we knew to some varying degree or another. It truly disturbs me to the pit of my soul when someone I’ve invested in, with time or emotions or love or respect or whatever, reveals themselves to be someone other than I had thought.
Purposeful hypocrisy is a bitter pill to swallow. Lieing.
And is there anything worse than suspecting hypocrisy and allowing that to fester somewhere, unproven and maybe subconsciously covered up…a hornets nest best avoided?
While feeling quite proud of myself for being able to see through the facade of some, I missed others that were right in front of me. The bible has numerous examples of this characteristic and I’m not alone in my naivete but it still jolts me when I realize all of the missed clues.
No, not really missed…more like dismissed?
Authenticity isn’t always easy to come by, I’ve learned. In learning that lesson, I’ve also gained suspicion as a close friend, which I despise.
My hope and prayer today is that those who are cloaked in hypocrisy will reveal and be free of that bondage; and that those who are blinded by that hypocrisy will be able to see clearly. Living in truth and speaking in truth should be our goal.
By now, you’re probably wondering where those sunny skies are!! Me, too….