Monday, October 10, 2022

Christina Grimmie’s Advice About “Bullying”

Remembering Christina Grimmie, six years and four months later. This simple piece of advice is good advice. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s worth the effort.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Teenagers are particularly vulnerable to bullying, but it happens in many forms, and on many levels, bringing suffering to people of all ages. We must not let bullying define us. We each have unique dignity and value as human persons because we are created in God’s image. God loves each one of us immensely. Knowing that we are precious to Him, we can respond to bullies and haters *with love* (as Christina did). 

Thus, we will grow in confidence in the truth about ourselves (as persons loved by God); and - we hope - the bullies who try to intimidate us and the negative people who try to drag us down will experience that they are also LOVED. Perhaps one simple gesture from us will contribute to a change in their hearts, so that they will come to know the truth about their own humanity - that they too are uniquely precious to God - and will begin to experience healing.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š