Plastic People Syndrome

Sometimes, you will find me writing about what a particular song has meant to me in a day. So many songs have and continue to speak to me everyday… why not share?

Casting Crowns has a song for just about anything you may go through in life. Stained Glass Masquerade is one that my friends and I lovingly call “the plastic people song.” In thinking about the words, I make a mess of it myself. Here is the chorus to this incredibly true song:

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade


Doing life together should be about sharing with each other. Someone said to me just the other day, “it’s good to hear it from someone who has been there…” People don’t want or need to see perfection; they need to see REAL people with REAL problems.

Think about it… if the world only sees people who look perfect, and they see themselves as imperfect, what does that tell them? It’s only when we are transparent with each other that God can really reach in and begin to work in our lives.

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