Close the Door Behind You
My son had a disagreement with one of the members of his acting troupe. He cited creative differences as the cause. This did not mean that the actor liked him any less. It did not even mean that the actor did not like the work they were doing. There was a character that was not well written and not well developed, and the actor no longer wanted to do it. That's it. My son was so sad and shocked by this news that he wanted to scrap everything he had ever done.
I looked at the work to be an impartial judge. The actor was right, the character had a lot of potential, but none of that was coming across on screen. All of the other characters were well written and well thought out. The character in question stood out as the least likeable "good guy. I completely understood the teen's trepidation, and I brought this to my son. My son felt betrayed that I sided against him. To put this in perspective, this event took place last summer, and the conversation about the quality of the character took place again last night.
The very idea that he made someone feel uncomfortable in anyway opens a window to spiritual attack for him. The idea of being "triggered" by something leads me to believe that my son is far from being alone in all of this. I believe the darker elements are waiting for the opportunity to break my family and others down by focusing their attention on events that cannot be changed. The Lord calls us to move forward. I believe I can learn from the past, but I cannot change it, and neither can anyone else. The best thing to do is just keep walking.
As you enter a house, extend your blessing upon it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your message, shake the dust from your feet as you leave that house.
Matt 10: 12-14