I wrote "A Broken House" last week after a morning of deep spiritual soul searching. My purpose was to highlight how God was using this time in MY life to change ME, make ME a different sort, make ME exam MYSELF in a magnified way that is painful. I am more than well aware that given the opportunity to go into a growing season, my first response is always to whine about it. I try hard to see the blessings in what might be a very pleasant season overall but which involves change. Pruning hurts. Straining to recover from pruning hurts. Healing hurts. It just does.
But the response from that post was not at all what I expected. Many of you lovely ones were very sympathetic which I appreciate but it wasn't my purpose. However, two Troll comments were just horribly nasty and hurtful and hateful and those two "brazen" souls did the usual and hadn't the courage and conviction to sign their own name to their bit of hate mail. I did what I always do with unsigned hate mail and will continue to do in future: I deleted it. But I can't delete the hurt it renders me right away, nor the questions it puts upon my mind about my purpose in sharing my deepest thoughts.