We hear so much about bullying these days, especially among our children. Which is sad because children are taught. Good or bad.. They are taught.
When one child offends another, a parent of the victim wants revenge.
When a child is bullied, they become depressed, even suicidal and again, our children are not taught revenge. I don’t think we should teach them how to react with revenge. They need to know their worth and that worth is something that is materialized by their loved ones. And they have to learn to recognize that long before bullying takes place. They need to know its okay to tell, relate to an elder they feel confident with, that they are being bullied. And then given the tools on how to deal with demeaning insults and actions.
Even adults can and are bullied, which is also not acceptable.
The greatest tool that can be given to a person who is bullied is, faith. Having a strong faith eases the pain of the bullied. Teaching them that it is definitely not their fault or should they feel shame, all that shame and fault is to be left with the one who demeans and the rest is left in the hands of God…
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.