On one particular day, my shame was calling me unworthy. I felt less-than. My house was a mess; my yard was a mess; my refrigerator was empty, and I had no clue how I was going to meet my next major deadline. My shame said: I was failing as an adult, and I was failing at my job.
If we let it, shame points us to the things we choose to trust that are not life-giving, that are not God.
Some days I’ll shrink back and let my shame win. But some days I’ll trust that solid ground is just beyond the shadow, and I’ll toss my idol shame into the fire.
This message is an excerpt from “Mostly pretty great” by Amy White in the October 2017 issue of Gather magazine. Today is the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord (and Groundhog Day).
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