To my dearest daughters, and to all my young readers. I have something important to tell you:
When we put you into the world, we chosed not only the joy of having a child, we also chose the pain. And yes - it is really painful to have children! Everyone knows that it is not good to be sick. And all parents also know that it is even worse when our children are sick. We would rather be sick self so that you can be spared - but we can not. So it is with many other things.
When you were little, and could not speak, - then it was extra painful when you cried and we did not understand why. Now when you have become youngsters, you do not longer weep when you are suffering, but you confronts us with silence - and smile. I think, that you think that you do not want us parents to get hurt. Therefore you will hide your pain for us. Dear youth !! This is TOTALLY WRONG !!
As parents, we have our rights! We have the right to rejoice with you when you are happy and to be proud of you when you succeed. But we also have RIGHT to the five sorrows: Knowing the Pain, Grief, Anger, Disappointment and Deceit. Do not hold this away from our lives!
We feel the pain when you are suffering - because we love you!
We feel Grief when you are unhappy - because we love you!
We feel the anger when you have done something wrong - because we love you!
We feel the disappointment when you have wronged us - because we love you!
We feel Deceit when you've broken the promises you gave us - because we love you!
But you should also know something very important: The five sorrows will end, but we will always love you.
Dear youth, and my dear beloved daughters! We will always be here - we parents - and we are willing to receive and share everything with you. Let us keep OUR rights - the right to feel both joy and pain together with you - and we'll let you keep YOUR rights - the right to live your own life - the right to make your own experiences and the right to commit your own fault!
We also have guilt to bear. With the same forgiveness that Jesus many times have given us, we will exert ourselves to forgive you. May his boundless love come into your hearts as well.
John Chapter 8
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