Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bullying!

It's a shameful act for people to engage in. I found this anti-bullying video on YouTube, and want to post it. In elementary school I was rejected, made fun of, and called names, even though I went to a Christian school. It hurt. The most egregious example happened at a very bad time in my life. I don't remember how old I was; elementary age is the closest I can get. My great-grandmother, whom, according to my parents, I loved more than I loved them, was very sick. I was worried that she was going to die. At that time, I didn't quite know how my she was related to me, so I asked prayer "for my granny who is sick and might die." As soon as I'd said that, one of my classmates responded with "She's your great-grandmother, stupid!" I'm almost 37 years old, and I still feel a pang when I think about that. Sticks and stones can cause a lot of physical damage, but they can't accomplish the level of destruction words can bring about. I'm proud of this girl for admitting her hurt and reaching out for help, and I rejoice in the encouragement she's gotten from YouTubers and other sources!


2 comments:

Pieter said...

Thanks Woodrow. I recently read your conference talk on SSA to the priests and workers of the Diocese of Lansing. Thanks for speaking to us about courage and same sex attraction. God bless you, Fr. Pieter

Woodrow said...

Fr. Pieter, thank you for commenting and giving your blessing! I hope you're well! I continue to pray for you!