Happy Faces ON!

"Happy Faces ON" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Happy Faces ON” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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I suppose it’s normal to feel the need to put on a happy face when we go to a meeting. Especially church.

But often it’s also expected.

I guess there’s a social contract, especially when it comes to things like church, that we appear happy.

But everyone knows that beneath our masks many of us carry a lot of suffering.

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2 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    Ouch… a bit too true!

    But isn’t that true for all our gatherings – work place, home, church, parties, etc.?

    I think one reason that some people enjoy confession (at a church) is that they can finally be real, and accepted/forgiven.

    I think one reason that Yahoo secret groups function so well is that we experience ‘confession’ – just saying what is real for us today – and find acceptance, empathy, company, and thoughts that comfort us.

  2. Headless Unicorn Guy says:

    Couldn’t resist such a perfect lead-in:

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