A sweet Christian woman posted this on her facebook. It is yet another example of the Christian belief that suffering makes you more noble. Suffering is the path to perfection. Not all Christians believe this, and some who aren’t do. It enables abuse by allowing the victim to see themselves as victorious just by taking abuse. Who benefits from this lie?
My guess is that most of the sandpaper people would be horrified to learn the damage they are doing. But, don’t tell them. Just secretly loath them and encourage the abuse.
When people hurt you over
Think of them as sandpaper.
They scratch and hurt you.
But in the end,
You are polished,
And they are useless.
I wanted to reply – this only works if you are a stone! Otherwise, they just wear you away to bloody shreds and don’t even know it.
Of course, I know there are too many people in her life that are sandpaper to her. I just hope I am not one of them, because I doubt she would tell me if I hurt her.