With the advent of twitter, overreaction has a voice, tweeting out emotions, opinions and rage. Subsequently, there is a growing fear among citizens of telling others how you really feel. To guard against the next media frenzy, the truth is often found off the record, behind closed doors.
Growing up in the 1980’s, I was taught not to be afraid of letting others know who you are. Nonetheless, deep inside there were whispers, “what if people don’t like me?” Fueled by peer pressure, I blended into my environment, letting my guard down only when the timing felt right. Except for a few friends, my faith was hidden behind closed doors.
One of the most difficult passages of the Bible to comprehend is Matthew 10:32-39. Jesus is about to send his disciples out into the world for the first time. As the Lord goes over a list of expectations, the words of this passage sends a wave of conviction, crashing over my soul. Essentially, if anyone is ashamed of their faith, they will be left behind closed doors. In view of this fact, open the door to your heart by sharing your faith today.
by Jay Mankus