Something to think about on this Anti-Bullying Day

One of the most powerful statements I have heard in my life was this:

Hurt people

hurt people.

We may never fully understand why bullies do the things they do.

We may never get our apologies.

Perhaps our only consolation will be the knowledge of this fact.

It is not a defense of their actions nor an excuse for their behaviors

but it may help us gain perspective and engage us in prayer for those who are now or have ever been bullies in hopes that they will pause, if just for a moment, to think before they act.