Why do people act different than they really are? 

This question is from a Confirmation student.

We all have different ways that we measure how we are doing…sometimes it is easy, like testing knowledge or skills in a sport.  Other times it is harder- like are we doing what God wants us to do.  When we feel we don’t measure up, we may try to hide the parts of ourselves that we feel don’t measure up.  Different people hide things in different ways…some get louder and some get really quiet.  It can be really hard to ‘be yourself’!!—Pastor Trudy