Shaming as revenge


joseph, husband to mary

Joseph the jilted decided to NOT humiliate Mary after she obviously cheated — she was pregnant, and he knew it wasn’t him.

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily — Matt 1:9.

BEFORE an angel had told him to go ahead and marry Mary, EVEN BEFORE a miraculous vision assured him this was an act of God and not his fiance fooling around, BEFORE ANY OF THESE ASSURANCES Joseph, BEING A JUST MAN, opted to not shame her.

The revenge people do through social media these days makes me cringe. Nothing good comes of it.

5 responses to “Shaming as revenge

  1. Ah, if this is not the best post ever. That “being a just man” is some powerful stuff. It has the power to change the whole world! Men lead by example and often even the hardest hearts can be softened just by bearing witness to it.

  2. Good comparison there between how Joseph acted and how we act!

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