photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/July 2009
The Mask
originally written 11 Aug 09 
posted 17 Aug 09
The mask had been removed to reveal a gaping, cancerous wound.

Instead of seeking the attention necessary to bring healing...
he has instead chosen to put the mask back on.

However, no matter how much he wants to pretend the wound doesn't exist...
no matter how good he is at acting like all is well underneath...
there is an odor emanating from the wound...
getting fouler as time passes...
and others around him notice that something is wrong.
The wound cannot be hidden forever...
and the amount of territory it claims increases with each passing day.


Oh that he would seek healing before the wound claims his life for all eternity!


The Lord who loves us is helping me see his condition for what it is..
.and the anger that burned in my heart toward him is cooling...
transforming from the hatred of all he's done to a sobering pity for all he has lost already, 
and will lose if he continues to wear this mask.

If only he would value truth as much as he values that mask.
 
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