Shame Article: Confusing Guilt and Shame

Let’s imagine what happens if we try to help someone suffering from shame by using our usual method of explaining Jesus’s death.   Rebecca: Oh hi Sarah – how brilliant to see you! How long is it since I last saw you? About a year? It was last Easter wasn’t it?  Sarah: Yes, and it’s been a pretty rubbish year, too.   Rebecca: Oh no, what’s happened?  Sarah: […]

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Reflection: Street preacher

  A shiver runs through me when I recall you, street preacher:  you stand there, politely dressed, in a neat space between market stalls,   a small black book in hand  externally polite, respectable, friendly even  but with a stream of horror pouring out of your mouth.  ‘Aren’t you afraid?’ you ask the passers-by.   ‘If you […]

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