‘Bless those who curse you’

As a teenager Lizzie Velasquez, horrified, watched a YouTube video titled ‘World’s Ugliest Woman,’ including comments that said: ‘What a monster’ and ‘Why didn’t her parents just abort her.’ The video was about her. Lizzie was born with a condition that meant she could not gain weight. As she grew her looks became more grotesque. Throughout her life she’d been subject to bullying, but to become the subject of a hate video was heartbreaking. So she responded by producing her own YouTube videos, urging forgiveness and understanding of those who bully and persecute others. Her videos have been viewed more than eleven million times and Lizzie has become internationally renowned. Her inspiration came from the words of Jesus who said: ‘Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you.’

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