In Karen Mains excellent "Tales of the Kingdom" (I highly recommend both the book and the series for children and adults - the stories are good, the illustrations exceptional), Scarboy always covers the scar on his face with his hand when he's with other people - even if they are working together. Obviously this hurts his ability to help, until he is encouraged to use two hands when sawing wood - and it feels so good.
Metaphorically, I wonder how many of us have at least one spiritual hand covering our scars, our weaknesses, our problems - and how this hinders our walk with and ministry for the Lord.
This Sunday's Myth Busters message is, "I Have to Protect Myself - Not!" Hope to see you there.