In the summer blockbuster movie, "The Dark Knight", one of the themes is Bruce Wayne's weariness with maintaining his alter ego by wearing the mask of "The Batman".
We might not be "The Batman", but we are also very good at hiding who we really are behind our masks.
After all, if people really knew us they might not love us and accept us at all.
We may not be hiding behind a superhero mask, then again, maybe we are, acting like we have it all together when really we don't.
And, we also grow weary because maintaining our alter ego is work and it's hard.
Thankfully, there is One we can always be ourselves with, "without the mask", who does love us and who does accept us just as we are.
That is God and that is good.
We can be honest, we can be open, we can be transparent with Him. He knows it all, anyway.
So, take off your mask. It's ok.
Be real. Be accepted. Be loved.
Begin to live Free.
Then you will inspire others to "take off the mask", too.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (NIV)