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  •  Some victims find a connection when you can (8+ / 0-)

    point out a way in which Jesus shared in their suffering. In his short life, he was a refugee, the target of violence, poor, probably lost a parent as a child, pursued by the state, suffered judicial malfeasance, tortured, and some would say sexually abused, as the stripping naked of crucifixion victims was intended to sexually humiliate them on top of the physical torture of the cross.

    It can be hard to keep faith but all the more important to do it.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Wed May 30, 2012 at 08:33:14 AM PDT

    •  Sometimes they can (7+ / 0-)

      and it can be a source of great strength to know Christ stands in solidarity and love with you.

      My personal pastoral experience has taught me to follow the lead of the person with whom I'm counseling before going there. Poorly worded, and I'm guilty of doing that from time to time, it can seem as if I would be suggesting that their suffering pales in comparison, or that they must subsume their suffering into Christ's. I have had to seek forgiveness for careless speech in the past.

      It is such a fine line to walk sometimes. I'm comforted to know that I do not walk it alone.

      Nobody is normal because everyone is different- my eight year old daughter

      by left rev on Wed May 30, 2012 at 09:00:16 AM PDT

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