Thursday, September 01, 2016

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like to be my projected face of Christ to others as I find it comforting to many; however, His true Face and Presence was revoked, ridiculed, rebuked and rejected by enough of those in His day that he was despised, crucified on a cross and put to death.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.

1 comment:

SBP said...

I'm not comfortable with wearing a mask of Jesus. I'm sure why.