Mark Twain wrote, “Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.”
I wonder if we have lost this distinction from other animals. It’s not that we no longer have need to blush. Nothing seems to embarrass us any more.
Behaviors that once made us blush have gone mainstream and we merely shrug our shoulders:
Have we lost completely our sensitivity to the values and behaviors that should mortify us?
“Create a clean heart for [us], O God; put a new, faithful spirit deep inside [us]!” (Psalm 51:10 CEV)