How long will you assail a person, will you batter your victim, all of you, as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence? Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence. They take pleasure in falsehood; they bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.
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Wow. Things really don't change much. We continue to batter the victim, bring down people of prominence and take pleasure in falsehood. The only difference now is that we have the capability of reeking havoc with a text message with even less accountability to the truth. Some people need to be brought down a peg, or more, we say. We cast ourselves as victims all. With what little power we have, we use it to create more victims. And then what? I have to believe God intended more from us than this pig-pile of shame and blame. God offers himself as a rock on which we can throw or on which we can stand and get a view of peace.
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Make me an instrument, Lord, of your peace. Amen.