14 August 2007

Is There a Difference?

What, if anything, is the difference between

SHAME

and

REGRET?

Really long essay answers are welcome. And desired.

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4 Comments:

Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Bad action ---> shame ---> regret.

On a good bad day.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Christianne said...

I think we can feel shame when we have remorse for something wrong we have done and do not believe we can be forgiven. Others can shame us through their harsh words or demeaning actions, or we can personally feel ashamed of something we've done wrong, or perhaps just perceived having done wrong or not up to snuff.

I think we can feel regret for something done that shouldn't have been done, but also something we wish we had done but never did. All of those "What ifs...?" in life. This happens when we don't have a restfulness in circumstances being exactly as they ought to be, because of the sovereign protection and redemption of God.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Gwendolyn said...

Great question. I'll have to think on that one for a while.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

I left my answer to this question on my blog. It was a real thought-provoking question, Erin, and I am glad for it.

8:31 AM  

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