I often quote George MacDonald (1824 – 1905), Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. His writings, fantasy and theology, put complex ideas into comprehesible terms. We often think of shame as something to be avoided. No one wants to be shamed or put to shame. As MacDonald writes, shame from the conception of God is only for who want to remain their own god. “For to be humbly ashamed is to be plunged in the cleansing bath of truth.” What a lovely thought and one that conjures relief. If you’ve ever allowed yourself to be humble, you know the sense of weight lifted as you admit your fault or wrong.
What I see among so many today is hunger for cleaning out dirty souls that have become burdened by a belief that anything goes, anytime, anyhow. This is why people will bow down to those who want to destroy history, convince everyone with light skin that they are a racist, or worship the environment.
We’ve been told that freedom means never being ashamed or delaying any form of gratification. It’s a lie. Find your way to the “cleansing bath of truth.”