Its hard to admit our flaws. Its hard to admit them to ourselves, to our friends, to God, to our families.
I don't like doing it!
Usually, when some sin or bad habit or unfortunate behavior is in my life I talk about it in general vague terms. Like, I struggle with identity, or pride, or greed, or lust, or busyness, or control, or something like that. I think its good to be honest with these larger issues, but its also kind of easier not to name specific things.
I'm not exactly sure why.
But, last week I met with my journey group and God pushed me to share some specific things I had been struggling with.... the really ugly stuff that I don't like to say out lout... It was awesome!
There is something to be said about verbalizing our shit.
Then today we came before the Cross in preparation for Easter. Jeff encouraged us to reflect on how much we need this saving Grace this week.
There is hope in our darkness!