We all hide. At times, we all live behind a veil of secrecy.
We pretend to know more than we know.
We act like we are better than we are.
We present only the presentable parts of our lives and feign a perfection that we do not possess.
Not yet. Not here. Not now.
So we fake it.
And from the beginning of humanity, our secrecy has been our ruin and our disgrace. Adam and Eve miserably failed and what’s the first thing they thought to do? Hide.
It’s in our nature to cover, to deny, to fake it with the hope that we might eventually succeed. We hide our sin. We conceal our struggles. We cover our inadequacies behind a mask of perfection.
Why do we hide?
- We are too proud to admit our defeats. Too arrogant to own our failures. Too stubborn to confess our weaknesses and our sins. Too egotistical to acknowledge the reality of our shortcomings. What would others think if they knew the real me?
- We are too afraid of potential rejection or too fearful of wrathful punishment if we were ever caught.
- Besides pride and fear, sadly, we sometimes hide because we find sordid and bizarre…