The Pain We Feel, The Pain We Cause

A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children.

We all inherit legacies of brokenness,

“the sins of the father.”

Even those of us who are from “good families.”

Yes, even our children.

God calls each of us to break these patterns
and to set up new ones rooted in his goodness (Romans 12:2).

The world needs to heal.

And it needs to begin with us.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to The Pain We Feel, The Pain We Cause

  1. lynettedavis says:

    This is so true, in one form or another. It’s up to us to stop the brokenness, to declare, “not in my house,” as we start anew, setting up new roots that are “rooted in His goodness.” Thank you so much Mitch for sharing this today.

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  2. winfred says:

    Reblogged this on kenyangirlBlog and commented:
    Wise

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Erika Kind says:

    So true! If we want a change, WE have to change it now!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Kayla Johnson says:

    Ugh that hurts but it’s good.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. theancients says:

    True. while we may not have control over certain situations, we have absolute control over how we choose to react to that situation.
    As Curry Blake would say, become born-again into the family of God so that your line goes back only 1 generation, and that should take care of all generational curses, hurts etc.

    Blessings!

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  6. Joyful2bee says:

    This is beautifully worded. Thank you for sharing it!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. thefeatheredsleep says:

    This is very, very good, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

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