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    Harassed by Shame – a Trap of Comparison

    Our guest blogger today is P.J. Beets, a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation student at Dallas Seminary. Recently, I went on a backpacking adventure with a group of 14 to 17 year old Boy Scouts. I was concerned about being able to keep up with their energy and sense of adventure. I love backpacking, but I did not want to hinder them in any way. The days leading up to the adventure were harassed by shame. Will I do everything just right? Am I good enough? What is shame? One type of shame is a feeling of inferiority which comes from comparing ourselves to our own expectations, other’s expectations,…