Sometimes we tend to put things off or not take things as seriously as we should. The Bible says that meeting together with other Christians and deepening Christ-centered friendships is something that we should not ignore or take lightly. Hebrews 10:25 says that we should “never give up” meeting together so that we can consistently encourage, support, and strengthen each other. Simply gathering is not enough. Authentic encouragement is only possible for authentic people. We will never really feel loved until we really feel known. Many of us don’t feel encouraged because we don’t allow ourselves to be known. We should never give up striving to be authentic…scars and all.