During a sermon called Lose the Weight of Shame, local counselor Dr. John Mlinarcik took a live poll. Attendees were asked to indicate how shame shows up in their lives. The results populated a graph on the big screen right before our eyes – except at the 11:00 hour when we had a technology hiccup, for which I feel some shame.
The results from all three worship time slots appear below. Interestingly, the first place “emotional winner” is self-consciousness, and the last place (by far) is shyness. While this poll does not meet the standards for scientific study, the results are still telling. Shame affects us.
|Examples of Shame||8 a.m. Service||Rank|
|Examples of Shame||9:30 a.m. Service||Rank|
|Examples of Shame||11 a.m. Services||Rank|
|Examples of Shame||Combined Summary||Rank|