Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Expose (08/22/13)

TITLE: The Naked Truth
By Lori Dixon
08/29/13


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

I sometimes wonder if we would do well to attend church butt naked.

Now before you think Iím some crazy exhibitionist or nudist enthusiast, hear me out. (Men, you can tune out actually, this is really for the women. I think. Correct me if Iím wrong.)

It appears that most of us walk into church so Ďcovered upí that our true selves are unapproachable. We fuss over what to wear, the cowlick that wonít sit down or that massive zit that always seems to mature sometime between midnight Saturday and 8AM Sunday.

Greeting our friend in the foyer, we praise her on how wonderful she looks, mercifully ignoring the cheerios stuck to her sweater or the fact that she is wearing two different shoes, (unbeknownst to her as she is ten months pregnant and hasnít seen her feet in a season). As we watch her waddle towards the washroom, we catch a glance of ourselves in the big plate window.

Why did I wear this sweater? What was I thinking?

Sigh.

We come together to worship. Not ourselves, not each other . . . Him.

When are we going to figure that out?

Do not let your adorning be externalóthe braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wearó but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV

Our hearts are good towards our friends. We overlook the obvious because we see the sweet soul above the unmatched soles. Why canít we show ourselves the same grace?

Perhaps someday with some maturity . . . in the meantime I will refrain from the temptation to strip down for church and instead pull off the mask to show the real me underneath.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 153 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Nancy Bucca09/03/13
You make a great point with this. What if? Ha ha. It may be on the "bottom" of the list, but it gives the reader pause for thought.
Joanne Sher 09/04/13
Love the voice - and the message - of this. Thanks!
CD (Camille) Swanson 09/04/13
This was great! WOnderful writing and story.

God bless~
Noel Mitaxa 09/13/13
As a male, I had to read this with my eyes closed, but caught a glimpse of the humour and the solid message lurking beneath it. Well done.