If some would steal the dignity
of others intrepidity
convict by soft avenging grace.
It was all over in 3 years. 2 really, I’d just not seen it coming. Being healed brings change though, which affronts and unsettles the status quo, God being unpredictable as he is. The fruits of my hard-won freedom were resented, and courage crushed.
However wrong or unjust it all is, retaliation in kind degrades everyone. The impetus to do it anyway has really needed managing though.
Grace can be infuriatingly discomforting and beautifully disruptive to this impasse, though stubborn pride will defy it. It’s beyond me, but I’ll keep with it and keep hope.