He talked about people who are transparent and "real". The truth is, they are phony too. There are "real" things we will share, but then there are still secrets we will never share. How transparent is that? I confessed sin to a friend yesterday and she appreciated my realness. I get that. However, my realness only goes so far. There are some things I will never share with you. That pretty much makes me a phony - I admit it.
No matter what friends say about you being authentic, you are a phony ~ Steve Brown
He went on to speak about the beauty and transformative power of the gospel among people who know they are screwed up and admit it. He told her, "get past the speed bump and you'll be fine." I took that to mean that once she realizes her own mess and all of our own messes, she will find herself in a community of messes - all falling on Jesus as our righteousness alone. That is true freedom! Because really, I'm exhausted trying to keep up the image...how about you?
The good news is this: