“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.