Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ”spreading the Good News” by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
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Is this the first "sinking feeling" ever recorded? (See the story of Adam and Eve recorded in Genesis 3) One of the first things recorded about this first couple is that they were UNASHAMED, and just after they sinned, they immediately hid from God. Shame always makes us hide, one way or another. Often stemming from childhood messages, things done to us or things we've done to others... or accusations from our spiritual accuser, I'd go as far to say that shame might be the strongest unhealthy driver in most people's life and it's fuelled by deep-rooted inadequacy. There is good news though: Whether God chooses to heal you instantly or tomorrow is the first step of your healing, we believe Jesus wants to set you free from the prison of shame.