“Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Brought to Jacob after Joseph Is Sold into Slavery” by Diego Velazquez (1630), El Escorial (PD-Art l Old-100)
“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged” (Colossians 3: 21).
Human beings inherently crave connection. When our basic need for relationship is denied, abuse victims can develop an intense emotional hunger. Some of us attempt to satiate that hunger with food, others with possessions, still others with sex.
But these will not satisfy us. So the emotional hunger returns, and the cycle begins all over again – each time destined to fail.
“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him…”…
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