I was discussing the issue of masks with some peers the other day when we, as a group, came to just about the same conclusion. Everybody wears a mask of some kind. Some people wear a mask of arrogance. Some people wear the "cool" mask. Just everyone wears one, some of us don't even know that we wear a mask.
I wear several masks. Let's start listing some of them.
The second mask: being "normal", or completely straight. Yeah, sure, I want people to think that I'm attracted to guys 100% of the time. But truth is, I'm attracted to girls to. Hate on me if you will, but I'm kind of happy to say that I am bisexual. No, I don't want to slide on this question, far from it. It's just that I first need to make sure that I am completely on one side or another. But why, then, is this a mask? Mainly because I have refused to tell either myself or my Christian friends that I'm attracted to girls.
The worst type of lie that a person can make is a lie to themselves. This is shown with the girl next door who is struggling with anorexia because she wants people to admire how skinny she is. It's shown with parents who brags in front of their neighbors on how great their children are, but when the neighbors are not there, they start screaming at their children to make them "proud".
When you stop to think and find yourself saying, "I don't wear a mask.", ask yourself if that notion is so ingrained into your mind that you are unwilling to tell yourself that you are wearing a mask.