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Have you ever been falsely accused? Accused of something that you didn’t do and you are being judged based on this false accusation. Very difficult but a very common experience. Any unjust accusation brings bitter experiences and can leave lasting scars.
Many people do not waste the opportunity to cast calumnies and accusations to the face of people who want to live a dignified and just life. We just have to look around us, in our government, our jobs and even in our own homes.
Sometimes the best answer to false and unjust accusations is silence. But not a silence that represents guilt or cowardice, but of conscience before the example of one bigger than us, Jesus. “When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. (1 Peter 2:23)
We must keep this truth in our hearts; God cares for us and certainly defend our cause. We are not alone, struggling aimlessly without protection; on the contrary, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm.46:1).
Therefore, we must not be afraid.