...of vases, masks, and whitewashed tombs

Jolting me from the pit of “What If?” the thorns spoke to me. “We’ve always been here. You knew that we were here, but because you were ashamed of us, here, in a vase we were hidden.” My eyes released heavy droplets at the thorns’ conviction. They were right, I’ve always known that roses bear thorns, but I needed to pretend that they weren’t there and I didn’t want other people to know that they were there either. So, into the vase, a faulty mask of perfection, they went…

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.” Matthew 23:27-28 NIV


  1. I always love the verses you choose. :-)

  2. Wow. Just studied this verse last week in my bible study class and the week before in church. So true. Always so concerned about how things look on the outside, instead of how we really are on the inside, which is funny because that's all that God cares about - what's in our heart.


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