“It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. ~Horacee
Roman poet and philosopher Horace on one of our greater stupidities: “It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.”
This is a human problem, for sure. But it’s an epidemic in the church. We want to look strong, OK, faithful, right. That mediates toward not telling the truth when we are weak or broken. This simple problem is at the root of so much pain, dysfunction and hurt done in the church. We act on our hidden pain all the time.