An interesting thing happened the other day. I had to turn down plans because I was going to church. (That's not the interesting part.) The interesting part is how hard it was for me to give my friends the reason why I couldn't go to brunch.
These are friends I really, really respect but aren't believers, and are openly anti-faith. Had it been either another person of faith or someone whose opinion I didn't value, I wouldn't have thought twice to say, "Sorry, I can't make it. I'm headed to church."
I think of myself as someone who is confident and comfortable with who I am, so it pains me to admit this... but it took me a really long time (over 15 minutes) to decide to tell the truth and then ultimately hit send.
I can't possibly be the only person with this struggle.
Whatever the belief or value is, there's probably something for you that, no matter how strongly you believe it, can still be hard to share.
It was the smallest event, but a week later I'm still thinking about it. Still thinking about how proud I am of myself for not hiding from who I am in that moment.
It's the tiny cracks that slowly let in more light.
Happy Sunday y'all.