1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Need your input concerning "masks"

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by HeDied4U, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. HeDied4U

    HeDied4U Active Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,156
    Ratings:
    +50
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Hey y'all, I'm back [​IMG] My time away from the internet has been productive and enlighting. I have found anew my love for God's Word, and for spending more time in prayer as well.

    I'm beginning work on a bible study, and I'd like to get input from y'all. My topic is "Masks." What kind (no, not holloween masks before someone gets cute and throws that out :D ), and why we wear them.

    As an example, I'll use the mask of "religiosity" for lack of a better term. Why would someone put on a mask to make them seem super spiritual? Hidden sin in their lives thay don't want anyone to know about?

    See, that's what I'm want to do a study on, masks. What other "kinds" of masks can you think of? In addition to the above mentioned religiosity mask, I've also thought of the mask of happiness that one would wear to make everybody think everything was fine and dandy when in reality is isn't.

    Any info, comments, and/or suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks, and God Bless!!!

    Adam [​IMG]
     
  2. Artimaeus

    Artimaeus Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2002
    Messages:
    3,133
    Ratings:
    +0
    Very interesting topic. I sure hope there is room for those of us who like to disguise our old nature as best we can. It would be terribly embarassing to show the world the jerk that is within me.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2000
    Messages:
    29,470
    Ratings:
    +77
    Faith:
    Baptist
    That's why I got my education - to mask how ignorant I really am.

    Of course, everyone here already knows that I am not joking.
     
  4. Roy

    Roy <img src=/0710.gif>

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2001
    Messages:
    745
    Ratings:
    +0
    I wear masks at work all the time. When out making deliveries to grouchy customers, I try to keep a pleasant demeanor, because I don't to be responsible for losing their business.

    When filling orders in the warehouse and I have to stop what I'm doing to go to the counter to wait on a customer, I have to remember to drop my grimmace and wear a more relaxed expression when approaching the customer.

    We dump trash at work once a week, and we generate a good amount during a week. On trash day I try to show a zeal for the task, if for no other reason than just to make everyone think I am crazy. Yep. Trash Day - I like it better than Christmas. ;)

    In a family setting, I think that it is often good to hide your feelings over some of the minor disappointments and just get over it. Hopefully other members will reciprocate when they feel let down in some small way.

    In the "Sermon on the Mount", Jesus said "Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." To me, that seems like putting on a mask of a divine nature, because that instruction goes against the grain of human nature.

    Well, that's my two bits. Good luck in your quest, Brother Adam.

    Roy
     
  5. rufus

    rufus New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +0
    The Mask of "Very Concerned" (Gossiper)

    The Mask of "Ole Me" (Complainer)

    The Mask of "Amener" (Hurry up preacher)

    Rufus
     
Loading...