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JESUS WAS BULLIED TOO…

If there is one thing we can take from the Bible and from Jesus’ life it is how to deal with bullies. Sometimes we overlook the fact that Jesus was a victim of bullying too. During his

Life he was hated upon considered a drunkard and was ultimately crucified by those “bullies”. There is one important note we must understand from bullying, you are NOT the problem, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. God has made you in His image, and He makes no mistakes.

 

A bully can come in all shapes and sizes; they can be young or old, a boss or friend, a parent or sibling. Research suggests that bullies have experienced some form of aggressive behaviour from their family, friends or loved ones and this has led them to their destructive behaviour. When we consider this, we notice that bullies are acting in a defensive manner to hide their pain, to make others feel what they have been through and to feel as though they’re not alone. You are being bullied not because there is something missing in your life, but because the bully is missing something in theirs.

 

In the Bible, the notion of loving your enemy is seen in numerous areas, and in this context we can understand that God asks us to love those who bully us. The reason why He says LOVE them is because love is redemptive; it transforms people and takes away all the pain and anger. Just keep being nice to them and your love will change their hardened heart.

 

If you are a victim of bullying it is crucial that you tell others what you are facing. You cannot carry this heavy burden on your own; you have a whole support system here at St. Barsaumo, please use it. Let us show the world what love can do!

 

Let us pray,

 

Father we pray that we may use this love and joy that you have placed into our hearts and help those around us. We pray for those who are victims of bullying, we pray that you give them the strength to speak up and let go of their burdens. Lord, strengthen us during our weak moments, so that we may notice the pain in the eyes of others, so that we may remember to show them love. Father I thank you for always making us conquerors, through you we are always winners--‐ no storm is ever too strong for us when you are near. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


Sarah Mgrdichian

 
 

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