Today I'm joining with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. You have five minutes to write. This week's topic: Bare.
If I bare my soul to you, would you still love me? If you knew all my shortcomings, my mistakes, my past sins, would you still call me friend? Could you bare your heart to me and trust that I would not betray you or discard you? Could we be that transparent with each other?
There would be healing if we were.
I would hold you and tell you that you are not alone. You would take my hand and tell me to forgive myself for I have already been forgiven.
We would cry together and remember that a burden shared is lighter on the shoulders.
But we walk past each other with the mask of a smile. We say “fine” and “great” and “wonderful” when we mean “broken” and “hurt” and “ashamed.”
And I don’t know why.
Sister, let me into your world. Let me be your safe place and be mine as well. Let me pray for you and feel your prayers over me. I covet your arm around my shoulders holding me up when I want to crumble. I yearn to hear Christ speaking through you with words of peace and comfort and renewal.
And I long to speak such love and healing into your life as well.