I didn’t think twice before answering this one. But when I did think twice, the result was a flood of thoughts! Many of them negative.
I want to leave a legacy of love and faithfulness. My track record for this has been…less than exemplary. My shame attendant wants to scream and yell at me about that, and heap self loathing on me. I can recognize it, even give it some empathy, some appreciation for trying to protect me, in a sense. I don’t have to enmesh with the shame. More and more often, I don’t.
I’m working on it.
“Let steadfast love and faithfulness never leave you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart”. Proverbs 3:3