Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
~ George Washington ~
Have you ever come in contact with the proverbial “wolf in sheep’s clothing” on a personal or observational level? These individuals prey on the vulnerable and weak. Their personalities are duplicitous. They portray themselves as having compassion, love, honesty and a multitude of other admirable qualities but their true nature is self-serving and dishonest. Unfortunately, I believe we all have at some point in our lives.
Personally, I have endured a handful of unprovoked personal attacks. I’m the first to admit I’m no perfect human-being. I certainly have my own flaws. Attacking others – physically, psychologically or spiritually – is not one of them. Looking back, I realize that all occurred when I was most vulnerable. How sad is it that these “wolves” need to prey on the weak in order to find their power or self-esteem.
Recently, I watched as an individual tried to verbally annihilate another. This individual believed that with status and age came respect. Whilst expecting respect, this individual was unaware that respect is earned. This individual preyed on the innocent. When unable to control this honest, strong, and beautiful young person, this individual became an uncontrollable, lying beast. Utterly, unrecognizable.
These “wolves” are often unable to hide under their “sheep’s clothing” forever. After time, the clothing that they wear will become thread-bare and tattered. When this happens, their true selves will be exposed for all to see. Please remember that if you ever experience a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” the darkness he/she brings will be overshadowed with your light. Your light will continue to shine brightly as the wolf’s dims and dissipates into the darkness.
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
~ Isaiah 60:2 ~