‘Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.’
Shame, what is it? Aside from the first feeling Adam and Eve felt after they partook from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. ‘Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.’
In my eyes, it is the awareness of being in the wrong. And so I say to my family, shame on you. I went through an illness that left me homeless and hospitalized several times. It was a personal hell and upheaval that I wouldn’t wish on anyone but the wicked. It was the kind of traumatic experience that only love can see you through. And with hearts closed around me, I turned to God. And you know what, reader? He saw me through.
And now that those storm clouds have passed and I am beginning to reassemble the wreckage of my life, my family does not embrace the new me. They see my found love for God as nothing more than a symptom. They do not thank God for saving me. They look to the texts and to what medication I should be on. That is how far we all have fallen from God. And it should bring us all shame.
Shame could also be a fear of being ‘cool’ or accepted. For God writes,
‘Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.’
I know a big tactic of the devil is to make the Word out to be as uncool as possible. But, I say it is the coolest thing ever written. It is pure poetry. Why anyone would be ashamed is beyond me. But then I am a giraffe, spiritually, and have not much in common with the herd mentality. I suppose since the herd thinks it uncool, you should too. Bleh!