All of us learn dirty little secrets on how to survive and get our way in our dirty little world. As we gather together as a Church, we bring with us our dirty little secrets. We believe that our dirty little secret is who we are and necessary for our survival in the world.
But God has called us to holiness, not to come together to wrestle each other for dominance, self-gratification, self-importance and power. That is the way of the world.
Church leaders must give up their dirty little secrets and model a life of transparency. Our prayers should be that as people come and bring their dirty little secrets, they can see that in the Church, as in the Kingdom of God, we don’t need them.
We will always have to tolerate people’s dirty little secrets as, hopefully, new people come in. However, these secrets must be challenged with patience and love until the bride is spotless, pure and holy, with no dirty little secrets.