Nov 12th Shame Shifting: Comparison trap. Comparison and competition seem fundamental to the way we human beings live in society. The Bible knows all about these things. In family life in the Old Testament comparison and rivalry are vividly expressed. In the New testament it doesn’t seem far from the lives even of those closes to Jesus, the disciples. Even at the end of John’s gospel Peter seems to be comparing himself to John or ‘the beloved disciple, ‘what about him’?
The problem with comparison is that it can make us feel diminished by the comparison, and bring us into shame. God has a different plan for us than this. Download discussion notes.