Are we ever the persecutors?


Blessed are the persecuted.

That’s us, right? (Or at least us in the broad sense. I make zero claims of suffering persecution in my comfy American lifestyle.)

Yet whenever I think of persecution, I always side with the persecuted, not the persecutors.

  • But are we ever on the other side of persecution?
  • Do we ever make others suffer?
  • Do we ever treat people wrongly because their beliefs (or race/politics/orientation/fill in the blank) differ from ours?

Can we also be persecutors?

Read the rest here:  When we are the ones who persecute

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I’m writing today at Do Not Depart for our “Blessed Are the Persecuted series.” Will you join me there?


2 thoughts on “Are we ever the persecutors?

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Our thoughts betray us–beautifully said, Beverley. It took me awhile to realize that not only do I not have to believe everything I feel, but neither do I have to believe everything I think. Because yes, my thoughts often betray me too. But being aware of them–and NOT spewing them out–counts as a victory to me too. 🙂

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