It’s snowing. Now no one can see my messy yard. Everything looks pretty and white.
I like to keep a good few inches of snow in my relationships as well:
“how are you?”
“Oh I’m great! and you?”
That’s a snow conversation. don’t let people see what is underneath: the ugly stuff, the messy stuff. The problem is that you’ve got to get to that stuff if you ever want to take care of it.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. – Matt 23:27