We are Called to FIND Safe People and we are Called to BE Safe People.
During the recent series Fighting the Flames from Within, Pastor Andrew referred often to the community aspect of shame. Shame is rooted in community and healing comes through community. Shame tells us that if people knew, we would be rejected.
Healing comes when we look into the eyes of our brother or sister in Christ and see love, compassion, and acceptance looking back at as. We long to see the eyes of Christ embracing us in our shame, but shame tells us “if they knew the truth, they would reject me.” Breaking the grip of this lie comes through telling our story to a safe person, a person who is able and willing, like Christ, to despise shame and refuse to join with its voice.