But I am a worm and not a man,Psalm 22:6
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
they make mouths at me; they wag their heads:
“He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
The most powerful yet unrecognized psychological dynamic is the vicious cycle of sin, scorn and denial. It can start in childhood with a small but embarrassing mistake, whether unintentional or premeditated. The offender is then subjected to painful (if mild) scorn by others. The result can be denial – pretend the embarrassing incident never happened. All traces of it are blotted from memory. If people show scorn on their face when you pass, look again – it is gone. Perhaps it was just in your head? All is well.Continue reading The Wages of Sin