One of the things that we did during the service is make a mask that represented the many masks that we wear in our lives. It was a great service that spoke to me still. As the members of the band, Switchfoot mentioned in the video we showed, "Authenticity is hard! It's a constant struggle!"
It inspired a little ditty upon reflection:
I made a mask today.
All the things I wish I was, but will never be.
All the things I think I am, but really aren't.
All the things I tried to be, but have never truly been.
It's all just a fantasy;
All I am
All I was
All I can ever be
Is simply me;
What I was created to be!
Also these lyrics popped into my head during the service:
"Masquerading as a man with a reason,
my charade was the event of the season.
And if I claim to be a wise man,
It surely means that I don't know."
----Kansas Carry On My Wayward Son