Updated: Nov 21
Transparency is difficult, and quite counter cultural. I truly struggle with my late in life attempts at full disclosure, in an overly churched American Christianity; one more confident in politics than the presence and power of God. I am coming to appreciate how uncomfortable Paul must also have been given the journey he had been called to:
"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
2 Corinthians 5:18-21 NIV