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How Do I Respond To Humiliation?

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How do I Respond to Humiliation?

Abba Isaiah answers this question as follows: If a person hurled a harsh word at you do not be disgusted or become haughty but hasten and make a metanaya. Do not blame him in your heart for in this way you will give rise to anger. If someone accused you of something you did not do, do not be distressed or get angry, but humble yourself and do a metanaya. Whether you did it or not say, “Forgive me. I will not do it again.” If some one insults you do not respond until he stops. Search in yourself the fear of God for you will find what you heard to be abiding in you and that it was caused by you. So, give him a metanya as a man who knows the truth of the matter and that has sinned.