Until we recognize the primacy of dignity,
AND that honor without regular reference to dignity is precluded from existence, we will never have an actual culture of honor. And the Holy Spirit will continue to be glaringly absent.
Dignity is what cures shame.
Dignity is inherent and must be recognized and celebrated in each person we meet.
We have mission statements that talk about honor and cultures of honor and apostolic this and prophetic that, and Danny Silk this and Bethel that, but until we heed the warnings and intentionally deal with the perennial LACK of actively and aggressively proclaiming the message of and breaking the anorexia of dignity endemic to the body of Christ, Honor will be a worthless pile of shit.
“Honor is for what you do. Dignity is for who you are.”
I see a whole lot of lip service given to honor, and comparitvely and vanishingly small is the attention given to dignity.
We must AGGRESSIVELY vocalize and actualize dignity.
And that is the only thing that will handle shame and put it in its place.