Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hebrews 11:36, “Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.”
Mark 15:20, “And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.”
We have already posted an earlier article on the abuser’s use of disdain and dismissiveness as a weapon designed to de-humanize his victim. This article addresses a very similar tactic, and yet it is not quite the same thing. While disdain can be very passive (no response, a roll of the eyes, a short verbal put-down), mockery is much more active. It also targets the victim’s personhood, but more overt.
What does it feel lie to be mocked? Ridiculed? To be told you are a fool. To…
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