Tucked away beneath pleasant greetings and endless activities
a heart and soul lies unseen
Within our hearts can be hidden many things….lost dreams, pain, sadness, hatred, envy, malice, greed. All neatly tied up together with smiling faces and cheery disposition.
Sometime last month I attended the funeral of a relative lost too soon by their own hands. As I listened to individuals reflect upon their life expressing how happy, kind, and never met a stranger, I struggled ( and still do) to make sense of if that description was true how could it be that we were sitting in the midst of this reality.
Why is it that even as believers we sometimes struggle to come from behind the mask?