Paul Laurence Dunbar

“If we are not careful, the facades that we create for ourselves will begin to dominate our day – to – day existence. Then, when a new emotional experience or intense circumstance forces the wounds and scars of the past to the surface of our lives, we will experience great internal tension. We will desire to be free from the hurt, but we will be afraid to reveal the pain. When we pray about our situations, we will wear our masks into the presence of God, and therefore we won’t experience any release. Then we will wonder if God is paying attention at all..”