Jack’s Winning Words 9/1/16
“He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” (George Orwell) What children are told what they are, often becomes a kind of mask that they grow into. “Big boys don’t cry.” As a child, Marilyn Monroe was never told that she was pretty…which added to her insecurity. We all wear masks--some provided by our parents--even friends--and some we craft for ourselves. A certain church urged its members to be the face of Christ to others. How’s that for a mask? ;-) Jack
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Love these words for 9/1; A rather new perspective on "growing"...into the mask we or others create. Good visual exercise, and yes, the face of Christ would be an accomplishment!! But none will reach perfection; Yet as coach Lombardi said, "We can never reach perfection, but if we chase it, we might reach Excellence!" Here's to a loving, caring,enthusiastic, exciting mask!====JACK: The trouble with a mask is that it hides the real self. As I quoted earlier this week..."I am what I am."
FROM TARMART REV: I certainly like to be my projected face of Christ to others as I find it comforting to many; however, His true Face and Presence was revoked, ridiculed, rebuked and rejected by enough of those in His day that he was despised, crucified on a cross and put to death. Perhaps I am, "wearing His mask and my face is growing to to fit it!?====JACK: Is it possible that Christ could go around wearing your face as a mask?====REV: Interesting thought to ponder . . . I'm not sure He would choose the bald head!?
FROM AW IN MICHIGAN: I really like this one. Thanks.====JACK: At first I wondered..."What does he like about it?" Then I thought, "It's simply enough that he likes it." Thanks!
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Never quite thought I was wearing a mask. That's an interesting idea.====JACK: We each show ourselves to others, most of the time wearing a mask. I take mine off when I'm with family and close friends.
FROM JE IN WLSD: Love this. We all wear various masks at various times. When we feel comfortable we can shed them and self-disclose.====JACK: The point of the quote is that masks are sometimes given to us as children. We often become the mask that is put on us. Today's question: Who are you?====JE: I’m a committed public education advocate – who believes all children can learn. I’m a wife, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, professional communicator whose priorities are faith, family, and friends.====JACK: Somebody raised you right!
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: I'm not comfortable with wearing a mask of Jesus.====JACK: What I meant by "wearing the mask of Jesus," was to try and do what Jesus would do in treating people, or simply, WWJD.