This is tough. When a friend betrays us, it is so very painful. I can take it when trolls attack me. I expect the devil to make a run at me. I am shocked when it is my best friend who betrays me. It is beyond the pale.
Some days it is fellow disciples of Jesus on the attack. I am shocked. The other day a Christian took off at me on Twitter. It hurt and it looked bad to others we are trying to reach. The world is watching to see if I walk the walk. This is for keeps.
This isn’t the neighborhood bully mocking me — I could take that. This isn’t a foreign devil spitting invective — I could tune that out. It’s you! We grew up together! You! My best friend! Those long hours of leisure as we walked arm in arm, God a third…
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