I was preparing to lead the artists small group today reading in Manuel Luz's book, "Imagine that". I came across Manuel discussing how hard he used to work on image management.
He said, "One aspect of image management is that you actually begin to believe that you are who you pretend to be."
Do you pretend? Everyone does. Why?
I suppose we sometimes feel we are not good enough, that if people really know us they won't like what they see or that we will be judged, and on a spiritual level it becomes even more personal.
Pretending always come to an end, it cannot last. I learned today that it is more work to pretend, then to truly be who you are - who God created us to be.