Today, I felt those scrubbing bubbles of Spirit working on my shame. Some of us are easily burdened by feelings of inadequacy, of failing to live up to our own or others standards or what we imagine God is asking of us. That shame has the result of limiting our joy, our ability to see clearly, and our courage for taking risks. We sometimes know our shame is sabotaging us and try to fight it through valiant effort--and feel even more shame when we're not successful.
Today, know that like that happy lady watching her scrubbing bubbles do the work, we can feel the presence of Spirit scrubbing us clean of whatever is making us feel grimy, whatever is undermining our hope or energy. The energy of Spirit does this work.