Abbot Tryphon · June 3, 2013
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.