There is much talk today of the need for “transparency.” For Christians to “be honest” or “genuine” with each other and not to hide things.
Well, quite frankly, I’m not interested in you being honest, transparent or genuine with me if you’re a jerk.
Seems much of our desire to be open is nothing short of a desire to celebrate sin. Pastors who try to be “transparent” tend to like to swear and talk about beer.
If you have a desire to be genuine with people, might I suggest you take care of sin first? Mortify the deeds of the body before you reveal yourself to others.
Being honest and open is a fine thing, if honesty and openness are among a group of honest, pure people. Otherwise it looks like Dr.Phil or, the Great One himself, Jerry Springer.
These sorts of circus acts are not what churches are supposed to be. Get things honest, open and transparent with Jesus first, let the fire of His Word purge and clean you. Once that is done, feel free to bring all things into the open with others.
Until then, shut up.