Taking off the veneers

“Our lives are full of scars, quirks and insecurities we have learned to hide in favor of a more glamorous veneer we hope the world finds more acceptable. This is the modern tragedy. We have forgotten that like the stress-lines and fractures of antique wood, these imperfections in our lives make us beautiful.

Abundant living is more than a wall-post existence. Rich relationships are more than trends, status updates and group invitations. But neither are possible until we allow ourselves to be fully known, imperfections and all. Only then will we come to experience the life we are meant to live.” (from End Veneer)

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I’ve felt for a while that our technologically connected society is more disconnected than ever. We don’t know how to have deep relationships anymore. We still have the capacity, we are just losing our competency in them. This is sad and troublesome to me, but it is a great opportunity for the people of God to rise up and take a stand. It is imperative that we do so….that we realize there is a hurting world around us and they need to know we care about them.

The question is…..do we? Do you?

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