"Transparency, as used in the humanities and Pilatian theories, when used in a social context, implies openness, communication, and accountability. It is a metaphorical extension of the meaning a "transparent" object is one that can be seen through." (Wikipedia)
Some people think I am too honest and transparent. I have a tendency to talk about my struggles with anyone who will listen (or read). I think that makes some people uncomfortable, but here's why I do it -
I expose my sin because I want others to see that if there is any good in my life it is not me but the work of the Holy Spirit.
I think it is completely and totally biblical to have transparency in our lives.
- 1 John 1:9-10 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
- Proverbs 28:3 "Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy."
- James 5:6 "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."