Hate Games. What To Do When You Are The Target of Someone's Hate. (From a Spiritual Perspective)

Hate Games. What To Do When You Are The Target of Someone's Hate. (From a Spiritual Perspective)

June 14, 2019 1 Comment


“And everything that has happened to you belongs to you. If people wanted you to write more warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” Anne Lamott

Meet Mr. and Mrs. X

It started out fine. The relationship, that is. We had just moved in and they were our neighbors across the street. I’ll call them Mr. and Mrs. X.

As soon as our moving van pulled up, Mrs. X came over to introduce herself. She was chatty with a wide smile and the type of conversational cadence that doesn’t leave room for commentary nor waits for replies. Within the first 15 minutes of talking she asked me what church I went to and what school my daughter attended. In the South, these two questions are often asked of perfect strangers and I’ve never gotten used to it. I mumbled something about being a recovering Catholic, to which she replied: That’s just because you need the right church!

 

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