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funny just read about this idea in Sampson and the Pirate Monks.He suggests that just like kids will often develop multiple-personalities to deal with issues in their life - we do it as adults all through our life.We have Church Jonathan, Work Jonathan, Husband Jonathan, Alone Jonathan, etc. etc. etc.We hide behind these multiple personalities trying to be something we're not -- when we're really aching for our true personality to come alive and be loved and accepted.
Thanks JD... I used to be like that but, thanks to this blog and the rise in social media, I have become more conscious of it... and try to represent "the whole of me".I think this is the nub of authenticity... we need to say what we do and do what we say - we need to be the person we are, not the person we portray.I think the church needs to listen to folks like "NametagScott". Top-down and bottom-up... people need to be authentic followers of Jesus... and not pretenders.If we did... if we took Jesus' message seriously then we would be heard.Crazy simple... imhoTx
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