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“You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a heradmit crab indsie and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someadone!response:We recieved this response today and it touched me in a unique way. First, I feel for the poor litadtle girl who sufadfered this unexadpected trauma and for her paradent who must have fealt horadriadble for havading given her, withadout knowading, the shell from hell. These are difadfiadcult things to bear and can make us feel teradriadbly guilty, but they can also be oporadtuadniadties for learnading about life. I would recadomadmend talkading to the young child about how this crab had taken the shell as his home and how he was scared at the sudadden pickading up of his home and then seeading a big (big for him) ear comadming into his entranceadway. He was simadply defendading what he thought was a threat. He would not have hurt the litadtle girl if he could have underadstood her intenadtions.We do the same things to one another. We often misadinadteradpret the intenadtions of othaders who “get too close” and we lash out and harm them. We then feel embarassed, often too embarassed to ask for foradgiveadness which could heal the misadunadderadstandading quickly. This all occurs, in many ciradcumadstances because we donb4t trust the closeadness of othaders because we have been hurt, we have been deceived, we have been abused and rejected and abanaddoned. So many of us need to ask the Lordb4s help in seeading how we have been wounded and how it affects our relaadtionadships with othaders. How do I lash out like this litadtle crab tryading to defend myself from a peradcieved threat? Who do I need to ask for foradgiveadness for havading hurt them?Finally, this litadtle trauma makes me think of teleadviadsion. Teleadviadsion can seem like a harmadless litadtle shell, but if we leave our chiladdren to watch whatadever they want(soaps, horadror shows, inapadproadpriadate caradtoons, shows or movies with vioadlence or sexadual conadtent) thinkading that they are learnading about life, we can be handading them a shell with a very visadcious crab which can make them scream with nightadmares or to grow up with a conadfused or promisadcuadous sexaduadaladity. With hyperadacadtivadity and vioadlent tenaddenadcies. It seems such an easy way to keep them enteradtained and “behavading” well, when what they really need is to be lisadtened to, to be hugged, to be played with. May God help us redisadcover his beauadtiadful beach where we can pick up the shell and hear His voice. Where we can appreadciadate His beauadtiadful nature with all its creaadtures, and bathe in the waters which cleanse our bodadies and our souls. Where we can lisadten to one another from the heart about of dreams and fears, our hurts and triadumphs.May God heal this litadtle girl and help her to underadstand the mysadtery behind the pain she has expeadriadenced. May she begin to trust ever more deeply her mother and that Godb4s creadation is not out to get her. We are in Lent and we should take moments to thank Jesus for recievading the worst from us. We have been like the crab and He like the litadtle girl, innoadcent and wantading to hear someadthing speadcial from within. Let us say someadthing really speadcial to Him. Like “Ib4m sorry and thank you for sufadferading for me.” Shalom — Fr.a0Isaac
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