A Theology for those sinned against.

         I am in the process of prayerfully writing a  theology for a ministry
   to those of us who were sinned against.

   Let's begin by looking at the parable of the Good Samaritan

                                      Luke Chapter 10 verses 25 to 37

              How similar to the story of survivors of sexual, emotional or physical abuse?
        the wounded man was abondonded by those he expected would help him.
         how similar to the institutions who abondon survivors?

              The Biblical emperative is to love those in need. 
               The hope is that the most unlikely people come to our assistance.

            Psychologists, sexual assult counsellors,  trauma release counsellors
       all secular professionals
        but the Samaritian was not a man of the Jewish faith either.

           I have written Aussie survivors.com
          as a resource page foe Auult survivors of sexual abuse.
                  hopefully I will write other pages for other survivors.
      the assistance  provided by the Good Samaritan
               see detraumatisation site.

What the Good Samaritan did NOT do:

   Jesus spoke the parable.  Jusus Christ always chose His words carefully.

   neither of these demands are in the parable.

  What a relief for those sinned against all too often burdended with these demands

       which are not in this parable.

What can we learn from  the parable of the lost sheep ?
   Luke Chapter 15 verses 3 to 7
                     He does not lecture His lost sheep
                     He cares for His lost sheep.

   In neither case did Jesus blame the victim / survivor.
   nor did He  require the innocent victim to forgive.
   In both cases someone showed