we asked them how we could pray for them this week.
and silently asked them to take a minute to fill out their card and hand in into us
at the end.
while at home my husband and i read through some of these and a lot of them had
one issue in common. this one was written by a first grader.
and in my husband's class....he had 3 with similar requests
guilty at times for laughing at someone with my friends when i was that age.
or guilty for just sitting back and not stepping in to help someone who i witnessed
being bullied. and when you're 33 and teaching a sunday school class and see first
hand the effects it has on a child...it's heartbreaking.
makes you want to go back to that age and try again. a do over.
interesting to know the long term affects it has on a person....
Duane Alexander said:
"being bullied is not just an unpleasant rite of passage through childhood, it's a public health problem that merits attention. people who were bullied as children are more likely to suffer from depression and low self esteem well into adulthood. and the bullies themselves are more likely to engage in criminal behavior later in life."