There is a song that I relate to. The video is below this paragraph. It's Stained Glass Masquerade, by Casting Crowns. Whenever I think of this song, I realize how REAL it is. I feel like this all the time. Like I'm a person with twenty different masks. Every time I'm around someone different, or I'm somewhere else, I put on a new mask. I've got my Church Mask, my Friend Mask, my Family Mask. It's like I'm twenty different people and I rarely get to be ME. This song makes me think. It makes me wonder, would my life be better if I was always the real me? Would I be happier? Would I be authentic? Because sometimes, wearing my masks, it feels like a lie. I'm always playing a Stained Glass Masquerade, or a social media masquerade, or a Popular Masquerade. It's strange, but I can't help but wonder, am I seeing real people every day, or figures in masks?
Try taking off your masks sometime this week. Maybe show some people YOU.