The only shame about 'shame', is, not knowing Father God's unconditional love!
The above thought was birthed in the moment,t as two brothers on the same journey were thinking and coloring outside whatever lines that have been established, or mandated as to what true intercourse is really all about.
Father is removing the blinders, as he so wonderfully spoke to those of yesteryear, and as well as in this exact moment of living...John 9:39-41 (The Message)
Jesus then said, "I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, and those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind." Some Pharisees overheard him and said, "Does that mean you're calling us blind?" Jesus said, "If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you're accountable for every fault and failure."
Again, dealing with the shame factor in all lives, including the Christan, in NOT knowing (experiencing) the only true and lasting unconditional love and acceptance of Father God and because there are NO vacuums, this will manifest itself...Ephesians 4:17-19 (Amplified Bible)
So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds. Their moral understanding is darkened and their reasoning is beclouded. [They are] alienated (estranged, self-banished) from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the ignorance (the want of knowledge and perception, the willful blindness) that is deep-seated in them, due to their hardness of heart [to the insensitiveness of their moral nature]. In their spiritual apathy they have become callous and past feeling and reckless and have abandoned themselves [a prey] to unbridled sensuality, eager and greedy to indulge in every form of impurity [that their depraved desires may suggest and demand].
Because of the urgency of the moment we now live in, I hear and see Father God offering, extending His Life/Love to whosoever wills, and I see this particularly been addressed to 'Christians' first and for most.
As a brother shared, how can the world not help but see this God of the Christan's as being someone far removed from where the average person lives, in their steaming pile of shit-less existence, with all of their pain and misery?
Maybe as we the 'Christan's' are being awakened as it were from our dumb-downed opiated slumber, (very much resembling a corpse) and truly begin to see Him, maybe that which will be manifested through us will be what it means to be defined not by some cheap label, i.e. 'Christian' vs Muslim, vs Hindu, vs Buddhist, but BEING living expressions of Him who IS LOVE!!
Ephesians 5:13-15 (The Message)
Don't waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.
These are desperate times and I want to end this part of what I am beginning to see, with two quotes from my dear friend and brother Brad....
"Do other religions provide valid avenues to God and His salvation? No. None do, not even the Christian religion. Only Jesus can serve as the mediator to God." Karl Barth.
From a Buddhist: "neither logic nor metaphysics is to be relied upon for insight….the truest of books can be at best but a ‘finger pointing at the moon.’ If we fix our gaze on the finger, we miss the heavenly glory".