It hurts it triggers what I already believe about myself,
That no ruling can ever be anything but mercy when compared to my sin.
It hurts because society works in ways that people form relationships to fill their needs.
And when I am rejected,
I feel worthless and of no value to anyone.
It makes me feel used.
As if the things I did are long forgotten.
As if I no longer matter,
As if I am unimportant.
I spend my life breaking down walls and breaking barriers.
So yes, it hurts to be cast out.
<SI> Scott Izu, PhD
© June 2015