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e2809cYou can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.e2809d She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a herc2admit crab idnise and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell somec2adone!response:We recieved this response today and it touched me in a unique way. First, I feel for the poor litc2adtle girl who sufc2adfered this unexc2adpected trauma and for her parc2adent who must have fealt horc2adric2adble for havc2ading given her, withc2adout knowc2ading, the shell from hell. These are difc2adfic2adcult things to bear and can make us feel terc2adric2adbly guilty, but they can also be oporc2adtuc2adnic2adties for learnc2ading about life. I would recc2adomc2admend talkc2ading to the young child about how this crab had taken the shell as his home and how he was scared at the sudc2adden pickc2ading up of his home and then seec2ading a big (big for him) ear comc2adming into his entrancec2adway. He was simc2adply defendc2ading what he thought was a threat. He would not have hurt the litc2adtle girl if he could have underc2adstood her intenc2adtions.We do the same things to one another. We often misc2adinc2adterc2adpret the intenc2adtions of othc2aders who e2809cget too closee2809d and we lash out and harm them. We then feel embarassed, often too embarassed to ask for forc2adgivec2adness which could heal the misc2adunc2adderc2adstandc2ading quickly. This all occurs, in many circ2adcumc2adstances because we donc2b4t trust the closec2adness of othc2aders because we have been hurt, we have been deceived, we have been abused and rejected and abanc2addoned. So many of us need to ask the Lordc2b4s help in seec2ading how we have been wounded and how it affects our relac2adtionc2adships with othc2aders. How do I lash out like this litc2adtle crab tryc2ading to defend myself from a perc2adcieved threat? Who do I need to ask for forc2adgivec2adness for havc2ading hurt them?Finally, this litc2adtle trauma makes me think of telec2advic2adsion. Telec2advic2adsion can seem like a harmc2adless litc2adtle shell, but if we leave our chilc2addren to watch whatc2adever they want(soaps, horc2adror shows, inapc2adproc2adpric2adate carc2adtoons, shows or movies with vioc2adlence or sexc2adual conc2adtent) thinkc2ading that they are learnc2ading about life, we can be handc2ading them a shell with a very visc2adcious crab which can make them scream with nightc2admares or to grow up with a conc2adfused or promisc2adcuc2adous sexc2aduc2adalc2adity. With hyperc2adacc2adtivc2adity and vioc2adlent tenc2addenc2adcies. It seems such an easy way to keep them enterc2adtained and e2809cbehavc2adinge2809d well, when what they really need is to be lisc2adtened to, to be hugged, to be played with. May God help us redisc2adcover his beauc2adtic2adful beach where we can pick up the shell and hear His voice. Where we can apprec2adcic2adate His beauc2adtic2adful nature with all its creac2adtures, and bathe in the waters which cleanse our bodc2adies and our souls. Where we can lisc2adten to one another from the heart about of dreams and fears, our hurts and tric2adumphs.May God heal this litc2adtle girl and help her to underc2adstand the mysc2adtery behind the pain she has expec2adric2adenced. May she begin to trust ever more deeply her mother and that Godc2b4s crec2adation is not out to get her. We are in Lent and we should take moments to thank Jesus for recievc2ading the worst from us. We have been like the crab and He like the litc2adtle girl, innoc2adcent and wantc2ading to hear somec2adthing spec2adcial from within. Let us say somec2adthing really spec2adcial to Him. Like e2809cIc2b4m sorry and thank you for sufc2adferc2ading for me.e2809d Shalom e28094 Fr.c2a0Isaac
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