Does anyone live in reality? Anyone? Does anyone know how to be honest and examine themselves without projecting their deficiencies, foibles, insecurities or sins onto others? Daily I loose hope that a “truthfully” lived life is possible or sustainable.
We walk with our hands to our faces, knocking each other down, describing the world around us as we “sense” it. I do not expect perfection in anyone. I do expect the ability to examine oneself and have grace on others — because how far removed are any of us from complete failure (in a status oriented, works oriented, “look at me” view of “who you are”)?
Failure is not measured by our words, or deeds but by one thing — who we are able to be (and for Christians, who we are able to be by God’s measure). Worth is never found in what you can do, or what you say, or what others see you as — that view will only drive someone to react, retract, retreat.
Please, any of your reading this, look inside yourself — pull down the walls and decorations, the frill and fancy guards — it will be painful, but you may see that there is NONE of us who aren’t just as horrid or stained or cut open bleeding, begging, stammering for answers or truth or identity.
Yours eyes will understand the fullness of intimacy, love, honesty, friendship and grace — and you can start living life, rather than leading life.