What a great warning to us all as we walk each day realizing that God is with us.
It is so easy to slip into the “practice” mode of formality to build a wall so that others cannot see within you as to what is really going on. I believe that I need to stay transparent so that others can see my journey, the good – the bad – and the ugly.
Will they judge me? Most definitely – few have learned to love as their first reaction.
However, to truly show that God is with me is to show that even when I am not perfect, He is. My sermons will still be infused with His Words, my strength will still come from His right hand and His forgiveness is in amble supply to a contrite and humble heart.
So let’s stop practicing our piety, let’s be real – by doing so, people will really see what God is doing with us and to Him be the glory and the honour, forever and ever, Amen.
- Jumping Through Hoops To Achieve Piety (CBC Ideas – The Myth of the Secular, Part 3) (bradfonseca.wordpress.com)