One of the most fortunate (for us)
attributes of God the Omniscient
is He’s never disappointed.
We can’t let God down.
He didn’t build a garden that through
human error went hopelessly awry.
Shame before God is a dishonesty,
a lack of humility, hiding behind a fig leaf,
seeing ourselves as more culpable
than we could ever possibly be.
Humility is a way back to the garden,
recognizing God’s sovereignty,
offering God our worst and best.
Humility is the opposite of shame –
it unravels our pretensions –
presenting ourselves to God (and to everyone)
nakedly honest, precisely who we are
not who we wish we were nor hope to become.
O child of God, how haughty you are
to speak so freely of God or humility.