Hats

Several years ago, when Brandon and I were attending a small southern Baptist church in our area, I attended a women’s night out. I remember we had an activity in which we were to pair up and describe all the different “hats” we must wear as women. (The CCM song by that title by Amy Grant was stuck in my head for weeks.) As I turned to the woman next to me I explained I didn’t really believe I wore different hats. She stated that of course I did, all women did, we had a mother hat, a wife hat, a career hat and so on. She simply wished she could take off all these hats and just be herself for once.

This is another example of psychology entering into the realms of modern Christianity. “Hats” are simply a synonym for persona.

Dictionary.com’s fourth entry under persona is
(in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the mask or façade presented to satisfy the demands of the situation or the environment and not representing the inner personality of the individual; the public personality (contrasted with anima).

Yikes! Carl Jung. Danger, danger! Self-esteem (instead of God-esteem) and scary spirit guides.

No Christian should be wearing masks, hats, personas, whatever you choose to call it. We should not be two-faced, much less three-faced or four-faced or more. As Christian ladies instead of constantly changing to suit those around us or the circumstances we may find ourselves in, we should seek to be like our Lord in every conversation.

1 Peter: 1
13] Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
[14] As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
[15] But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
[16] Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

In Jesus, Elizabeth

One Response to “Hats”

  1. Sylvia says:

    Thank You! for this. I can’t stand when junk like this gets at some church thing and vroom, everyone is parroting it like its in the Bible.
    And, whoever was the first to tell a group of Christian ladies the respective number of hugs you need each day to survive, live, thrive and grow, had better not introduce him/herself to me as the same.
    With all these hats, you’d think there would be a nice modest thinking cap people could wear to some of these things.

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