31 Days – Confront

This post is part of my series 31 Days of Simply Writing.  Every day for the month of October, I will be taking a one word prompt and writing for 5 minutes, similar to what I do for Five Minute Fridays.  Today’s word is Confront.


I’m going to have to think about this one.  Hmm.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t write on this prompt.  All I can think of is confronting your brother if he sins against you, and I can’t remember where the verse is located.

And I don’t want to confront my brother who is sinning.  I want to go on pretending that everything is fine and that he’s not hurting anyone, least of all me.

Because, when you confront someone, you usually end up with a confrontation.  And those are messy.  People yelling and pointing fingers, blaming each other.

No, I don’t want to talk about confront.

I don’t want to talk about helping each other through what could be an extremely difficult time in our lives.  About carrying each other burdens.  About being a hospital for the broken hearted instead of a country club for the perfect.

Let’s not talk about mourning with those who hurt.  Let’s continue to hide our feelings from each other and not confront each other.

“How are you doing?”

“Why, I’m just fine.  How are you?”

“I’m fine, too.”

Let’s all be happy together.