Sharing important secrets about ourselves requires a trustworthy listener.
Are you a victim-survivor of sexual or emotional abuse? Or of bullying or beatings? Do depression or addiction haunt you? Secrets about these realities can rot in the locked closet of our souls. When that closet door is opened, we can realize the fresh air of love. Mutual conversation and consolation can restore us to community. Forgiveness of ourselves and others can free us. New energy for our lives as Jesus-followers can emerge.
This message is an excerpt from “What’s wrong with keeping secrets” by Susie Gamelin in the November 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
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