The next day I got an apology. I let that go too. I did not acknowledge the insult, and dismissed the need for an apology. For me, it is much better to let the issue fade away. Still, I am bothered by what happened. The insults came from an evangelical Christian. Somebody who wraps them self in religion when it suits them, and lets religion slide away when it does not. In other words, my definition of a hypocrite.
I stick to my duty for the good of my family, despite knowing that I will be insulted again. I could push back, but by now I’ve learned that the ill feeling engendered by the quarrels are not worth the small victory I achieve by defending myself. It’s better for the man to look like a jerk and for me to look unaffected. Being good is hard. Turning the other cheek is harder.
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