Taking off the masks

The WordPress group runs a Daily Post blog and came up with this Halloween prompt, Masks Off:

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

It reminds me that among God’s people the masks are to come off. Hypocrisy is out. Honesty, transparency, and genuine love are in. Confession of sin raises nary an eyebrow. Struggles are shared openly. Acceptance and forgiveness strengthen the circle of the saved. Strength flows among those who acknowledge their weakness.

So our “costume” is the Halloween antithesis. The attempts to impress fall away. Rather than repulse and scare through a dark or garish garb, what goes on, what we button up as clothing, the sleeves into which we put our arms, is Christ himself.

Such apparel reflects both the outer and inner person. With this costume comes integrity and wholeness. Humility at one’s own inability brings confidence in wearing the robes of Christ.

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Romans 13.14 NIV

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?