On Clergy Abuse, and a Visit by Jesus of the Broken Heart

As I do this work, I am often reminded of Jesus' teachings regarding the centrality of children, and that what we do to children, we do to him. Having been visited by Jesus, his pierced and broken heart clearly visible, I am struck by his suffering. I am aware our failing to live as he taught us adds to his hurt, and am reminded that those who abuse also suffer. Finally, I understand that without healing, what is done to us as children, we may do to others, and for untold generations.