We must recognize the truth about our life, especially that our lives are more messed up that we will admit to those we love or, even, to ourselves.
Miroslav Volf, in Exculsion and Embrace tells us that “evil is capable not only of creating an illusion of well-being, but of shaping reality in such a way that the lie about “well-being” appears as playing verity. Much of the power of evil lies in the perverse truth that it tells about the warped well-being it creates.” (p. 89)
Let’s tell ourselves the truth about our life. Until we do we live a lie and allow evil to dominate us. We are broken. We need Christ. Let’s admit it and respond to him and receive his mercy.