“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
But there is a victim. Not physically, but psychologically
Cultural Strategy – Taking the edge off:
Righteous Indignation – agreeing with God
Proverbs 12:16 – Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.
James 1:19 – Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
Ephesians 4:26-27 – “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
Romans 12:19-21 –
19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
The thin veneer of surface tension
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