in Devotions

Hiding Behind Fig Leaves

  How hard is it to be vulnerable? This is probably a rhetorical question since we live in a world where being vulnerable is not only nearly impossible but actually frowned upon. Not only does no one not want to know about your problems, chances are they don’t even really care! And so we have just become accustomed to keeping our problems and struggles to ourselves. Personally I have always had an issue with vulnerability. I don’t know whether this stems from the fact that I grew up in a family dynamic that didn’t bode for much communication, or because I’m from a culture where sharing¬†personal issues is downright taboo and depression is considered¬†fictional. Or maybe it was because I grew up in an environment where there was already so much going on with everyone else that I just always felt like being vulnerable with people would only add more…

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