I had a long talk with a good friend of mine tonight. We talk often of faith and art, why we do the things we do, and what our passions are. It dawned on me that while we often all go around with big grins plastered on our faces because that’s how we think we need to be, we’re all broken. Yes, broken. And it just seems silly to me to wear these masks all the time. We might not have it all together, but let’s not have it all together while trying to work through it together. Unity.
Another friend of mine wrote these words of encouragement to me awhile back:
“If there’s anything that I know, I know that though humanity’s fallen, and though we have the greatest capacity for brokenness, we are also the most VALUABLE of creatures, the most wonderful, no matter what we do. There is a light inside us that NOBODY can take away, inside every human – because people are just so beautiful and complex and hurt and broken and paradoxical, and yet we’re all just vulnerable beings trying to walk the best way we can in our fallen state on this earth. And somehow… that’s AMAZING to me – that makes us all the more beautiful.”
Thanks to some awesome friends. You know who you are!