Church Hypocrisy: Stained Glass Masquerade

When people around us makes us feel so small in our little Christian faith, people we thought wouldn’t hurt us because they are representing Christ, sometimes we end up going to Church with walls around our weaknesses and fake smiles on our faces.

We become actors. we wear masks. We become experts at hiding our imperfections.

All it takes is a little judgmental comment, insensitivity and hypocrisy.

Then everyone starts to dance in a Stained Glass Masquerade.

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small
Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they’ll soon discover
That I don’t belong
So I tuck it all away, like everything’s okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I’ll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them
Are we happy plastic peopleUnder shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who’s been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who’s traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

 

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