Reading through an old commentary I came across the word ‘dissembling’ and the writer used it often. It means to hide or mask ones own feelings. In the commentary the author used it as a negative when someone is hypocritical about Jesus. They hide their true feelings towards Him. It is described as a sin to hide what you truly think.
I often ponder than I am too candid. That it is considered wrong to express what you are actually thinking with such directness. And I take that seriously, questioning myself often. Should I say that, should I share that. And that is a valid concern for me. I really need to be careful.
It is a compelling thought that hiding our true feelings is also an issue. Not revealing what is going on in our hearts and minds can lead to a less than honest relationship.
Once again I find myself striving for the radical middle.