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This is the story of when shame first entered the world; from the first humans being “naked and without shame,” to sewing fig-leaves together to hide and cover their nakedness. In this story, we can see the hiding and blame-shifting that ashamed people have always shown, but we can also see hope. The hope of one day being able to be naked and without shame, the hope of God clothing us with something greater, as he clothes Adam and Eve in the end of the chapter, and as he ultimately clothes humanity with the ultimate honour in Christ.