Reflections on a Desert Christian: anonymous

“If anyone abuses you,” a certain Father says, “bless him. If he accepts the blessing, it is good for both of you. If, however, he does not accept it, you receive a blessing from God and the abuse rests on him.”

Perhaps I should make it clear that the abba here is not talking about domestic violence, child abuse, violence against women.  He is talking about those who trash-talk other people.  A good example is Internet trolls.  We all know it is best not to engage them but how seductive is the temptation.  I fall into it all the time.

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