The sting of betrayal is one that burns, especially if it is from someone whom you hold very dear and near to your heart. I have read stories and seen instances where individuals have lost their lives as a result of deceit and families broken in the process.
Betrayal has been around for ages and I’m certain if you were to read through the good book you can pin point a few examples easily. However, it is still a topic that is most difficult to understand and people are often apprehensive to talk about it.
That is because some individuals would rather not hear the obvious truth about someone they are close to; someone that is loved. Have you ever tried to get a bone from a hungry dog? A little difficult to do so right? Well, that is how many people guard their friendships. Sadly, sometimes, that relationship is toxic on one end and the feelings of genuine affection are hardly ever reciprocated.
To reach a point where one would easily resort to sabotaging a friend’s chances at success or a family member’s opportunity at a better life is surprisingly easy for some. In their own little twisted world, that’s a victory for them to see others in despair. The professionals, who have been at this traitorous occupation long enough, would concoct faux scenarios and after a while believe them.
While I’m not a priest, pastor, reverend or elder, I will implore to the individuals who are victims of the miserable people or as the French say Les Misérables, to take it to the Lord in prayer. I know at times that is furthest from our minds, but believe me when I say it is the best escape.
I have a feeling Rae is going to love this Slouch, especially when she reads my ending quote, which is “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control.”
Have a safe weekend you’ll and God bless.