Thursday, 19 March 2015

Without shame

Genesis 2:25
And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.

When shame crept in
innocence checked out
For shame is insidious
Winding its way around
what is innocent
Choking the life out of
what is pure
Stunting growth
and potential.
Shame steals and changes relationships 
And it is hard to imagine that time
before shame existed.
When humans knew pride
and security.
When the need to compete
was less prevalent
and all were valued
in their diversity.
All with a place
and a purpose.
With esteem not hard won
but gifted
valued
accepted.
Perhaps it would be enough
for redemption
to recapture
that time
before shame.
Recovering the gift of God
for creation.
Naked.
But not ashamed.

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