Brené Brown: Listening to shame

So, From what Dr. Brown tells us, shame and guilt are all around us.  So I am grateful for the research she has done and that tons of people are thinking about this.

I’ really glad that she has figured out that vulnerability is necessary to deal with that, but, I ask, vulnerability with whom?

As I listened to this I realized that this is kinda like Romans 7:24 without Romans &:25 or 8:1, or its like the second half of 2 Corinthians 7:10 without the first half of the verse.

Something else, I loved was her emphasis on empathy.

But empathy without the Gospel is JUST “me too”… that’s not really enough is it? The real “me too” is what Lewis teaches us:

“we must get to the point when we say to God, ‘I can’t, you must”

I am thankful for Dr. Browns’ research. My prayer is that all those 4 million people will realize God is there for them…

“Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from gthis body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:24-25a, ESV)

 

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