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Pain and Shame - Thought for the Week, 11/6/19
November 6, 2019, 11:55 AM

The offertory hymn this Sunday features the following phrase: “what-e’er the pain and shame may be, bring us, O Father, nearer thee.” (“Before Thy Throne,” 1982 Hymnal.) How often do we allow our pain or our shame to keep us away from God? The temptation is strong to restrict to simple requests what we bring to God’s feet: heal my auntie, help me find a job, or protect my friends. How much richer would our spiritual lives be if we brought our entire selves – even the parts that feel pain and shame – to God’s feet?


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