“The primary object of crucifixion…was to impose shame on people. Jesus endured it all. But he despised the shame.”
“Not being loved is the worst sickness.”
I have realized (I think) that the Catholic Church, as we loosely call it, has been engulfed by an error, and it is no minor error: The trafficking of shame. How many Catholics do you know, i.e. people raised as Catholics, who neither harbor shame nor seek to impose it on others?
That said, I believe that true Christianity is rooted in the opposite of shame.
“What is the opposite of shame? How many of you can tell me? I think the best opposite of shame, is glory.”