Most of my friends don’t go to church. In fact, most of them don’t have the same beliefs that I do. Normally, that doesn’t get in the way of our friendship. We respect each other, love one another, and trust each other.
We talk about our kids, our husbands, money woes, music, our weight, our families. Everything.
I never talk about work.
I work for a church. It’s a privilege and an honor to literally work for God but it’s not perfect. There are rough patches, bumpy seasons, just like in any job. Bad days happen. People are still human.
It’s my hope that someday my friends will show an interest in church and God but I am afraid that if I pull back the curtain and show them that part of my life…they’ll be repelled instead of drawn closer. Sometime’s ministry is just too much and I need a friend’s shoulder to cry on. But there’s that fear…if I’m completely open, what damage could I do?
God’s a big God but I certainly don’t want to be a stumbling block to somebody on their road to faith. I also don’t want to present a false image of sunshine and roses, either.
So I’m left with the question…how honest is honest enough?