said he didn't come for the healthy, but for the sick, for the broken people.

If was all about that, it should look more like a .

is the first ingredient necessary for growing up in the image of God.
Grace is , uninterrupted, , and accepting .

It is the kind of relationship humanity had with God in the Garden of Eden.

Adam and Eve were loved and provided for.
They knew God’s , and they had perfect to do God’s will.

In short, they were ; [...]

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[...] they were ;
they had no and .
They could be who they truly were.

Perhaps you have experienced this kind of and with someone.
You can be exactly who you are.
You do not need to your or ;
you do not need to ;
you do not need to do anything to be loved.

Someone knows the you, and loves you anyway.

is: "I DID something bad".
is: "I AM bad".

When you have DONE something wrong, you can easily change that. You can acknowledge your error, accept that it happened, and develop strategies that help you to not do the bad deed again.
However, with shame it's not possible to change at all - because the bad is YOURSELF.

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With alone, we are safe from , but we cannot experience true .
When the one who offers grace also offers (truth about who we are, truth about who he or she is, and truth about the world around us), and we respond with our true self, the real intimacy is possible.

Real intimacy always comes in the company of truth!

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Shame is possible to change by changing self-perception.


I agree - though that's not what meant.

It is not possible to change, when the whole world refuses to selfreflect their own misconceptions about you and refuse to work on changing their distorted perception of and idea about you.

(other than the one with oneself) can't be done by only one alone, it always needs an opposite being.

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