a.k.a. "Fake It Until Ya Make It"
In the movie, "Liar, Liar", Jim Carey's character was a lawyer. His little boy was so disillusioned with his father's never-ending promise-breaking that the son's birthday wish (unbenownst to the father) was that his daddy wouldn't be able to lie for a twenty-four hour period. In some hilarious scenes, the dad gets stuck in his inability to do anything but tell the truth. (see clip).
I wonder if the world would stop rotating in its axis if christchuns were only able to tell the truth for one day? Or would God use it to remove the supposed imaginary clothing we think we've been wearing, and in fact through this truthful speaking, draw others likewise hiding unto Himself?
In coming home from our weekly Saturday away, we, my wife and I were catching up on just reconnecting with one another, which is liquid joy for us both. Something came to mind (in our unpacking some thoughts) with regard to things my precious wife has been struggling with for a very long time, of course I don't struggle with anything, I'm perfect~ha!
I said to her, honey, frankly I'm sort of surprised that you haven't turned into a full blown alchoholic or blown your brains out yet, with all that you struggle with not to mention the crazy man I 've been in this ongoing journey of life. She laughed, but saw (I think) what I was getting at.
I really don't care what the percentage is, whether a major percentage or not, the bottom line is that this thing called 'Christianity' fosters so much hypocrisy and pretense, ergo the title I gave this entry, "Fake It Until Ya Make It".
What you talkin about Willis?
Why should we not although 'born again' (re-birthed) be consumed with fear, dread, hopelessness, apathy, despondency and many other sick maladies that plague the rest of the homosapiens on this dirt ball?
Here's what I mean, at best we have all in Christianity learned well how to fake it, why, to admit otherwise would be disastrous to our outward fake Christan veneer. To admit that we fail or have faults is also exceedingly guilt-producing, because as believers we think we have to have it all together, 'to have the victory', to show the world a happy face so that perhaps they might want us to "tell them of the hope that lies within", not to mention the real fear of letting the Lord down.
There is NO ability to 'let go' of anything! Here's a real kicker for anyone actually thinking they have in fact let go of their bondage. The lie, illusion, is that we have 'let go,' but in fact we never were in control, never were hanging onto whatever, 'it' was in control of us.
I know I have and I will continue to harp on this much more yet, but from where I am seeing things, all of this talk of religion is but a mere expression of the Matrix that holds us captive until we come to know the Truth.
Isn't all truth relative, yes, unless truth is defined in the person of truth, Christ Himself. The one who said, 'I am the Truth, Life and the Way'.
Because there are NO vacuums, we are either being conformed to this age by the Matrix, or we are being transformed by the God and Father of Love, there are NO other options, sorry to disappoint you.
Like Bob Dylan said in his album Slow Train A Coming, 'You Got To Serve Somebody'. Or in the language of Paul, a follower of Christ who said, 'Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it's your last free act. But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits. All your lives you've let sin tell you what to do. But thank God you've started listening to a new master, one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!'
I need to include this so hopefully there will be no misunderstanding regarding the language used in the above quote. "But offer yourself to the ways of God", whether its the word, 'offer or yield, or trust, or abide, it inevitably is viewed/skewed through the matrix that still governs so much thinking, especially in Christan's.
We see it as a work we must do, as if Christ is asking us to perform, rather then seeing the truth of His love working in us to do what He in fact is asking.
I'm going to stop here for now, but will continue with more in the next addition.