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Benefactors: When the Slanderer Become the Physician
When others are critical of us or speak ill of us, it seems natural that we would respond in anger. Yet it is far more profitable for our soul if we refrain from defending ourselves. If we choose to see these individuals as our benefactors, placed in our lives by God to teach us humility, we can receive these humiliations for the healing of our soul. The slanderer then becomes a physician, bringing healing where it is most needed.
"I'm a seeker. I've found myself feeling restless in my Protestant church, wondering if I can go deeper in my daily worship, wondering what came before the Reformation. I stumbled onto the Orthodox Church a couple of years ago, and my soul is rejoicing. Thank you for this site which allows me access to the church at least in part. I am praying that my husband will allow me to one day visit our local church."