The Shame Game


We’ve all heard of the blame game. I actually wrote a poem about it a few months back.

But in response to my video podcast yesterday, I had some feedback in regards to my current leaning to not vote in this election. I would identify the particular reaction as the shame game.

I think the best response to the shame game is another poem.

Shaming is typically the ploys of
those in the majority,
those with privilege.
I’ve done it;
You’ve most likely done it.
Shaming is also the ploy
of the great adversary
the satan.
Shaming does not bring about
love, joy, peace,
patience, kindess, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness,
Shaming does not bring about
faith, hope and love
Shaming does not bring about
the good and right rule of God.

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