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    Scott McKee Pastor Scott's Blog 8 years ago

    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
    A. Shyness 11% 4
    B. Discouragement 21% 3
    C. Embarassment 7% 5
    D. Self-consciousness 32% 1
    E. Inferiority 29% 2
    100%

     

    Examples of Shame 9:30 a.m. Service Rank
    A. Shyness 5% 5
    B. Discouragement 12% 4
    C. Embarassment 30% 2
    D. Self-consciousness 37% 1
    E. Inferiority 16% 3
    100%

     

    Examples of Shame 11 a.m. Services Rank
    A. Shyness 14% 5
    B. Discouragement 24% 2
    C. Embarassment 19% 3
    D. Self-consciousness 27% 1
    E. Inferiority 16% 4
    100%

     

    Examples of Shame Combined Summary Rank
    A. Shyness 8% 5
    B. Discouragement 15% 4
    C. Embarassment 25% 2
    D. Self-consciousness 35% 1
    E. Inferiority 17% 3
    100%

     

     

     

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