Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, October 18, 2012

perfectly transparent...

perfectly transparent

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little
before midnight in order to avoid this?
Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life
who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something
which to a certain degree prevents him
from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven
into relationships of life which
extend far beyond himself
that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love
is the most unhappy man of all.”

- Soren Kierkegaard

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