Wednesday, 23 January 2013
My lovely daughter told me this story today, about a bullying.
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was.
She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.
So many correlations here for abuse survivors!
Most of us have been crumpled, stamped on,got really messed up, sometimes to the point of being almost ripped to shreds.
Trying to "unfold" ourselves we see the dirt and the scars.
The pedophile priest is one of those bullies.
The church he represents have honed their bullying tactics for millennia.
Power abuse is their sinister form of bullying
How many times do we have to tell the church that "sorry" is offensive! It doesn't matter how many times they say it, the scars are there for ever!
They need to MAKE AMENDS!
But then don't we all know that bullies are always also utter Cowards.