The following comment is inspired by Matthew 5:11-12, Rejoice and be exceedingly glad." The method of trying to destroy one's character by lies and deception has been around for many years. In a lot of cases
it is succesful because people take what is being said at face value. It is difficult to take delight when someone is being abusive with us with language,or spreading rumors that is untrue. Jesus is teaching us to be glad when these events occur which it take
time to come to that state of mind.And rejoice because great is our reward in heaven and on earth,because it is building a better us. Let us not think that we are the only ones that this have happen to,the prophets and other men and women of the bible went
through the same as well.