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  • Writer's pictureRobin Chestner-Hannon

Pig in a Pigpen

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

From my book Dreams and Visions the Fire in my Soul, on Amazon now


I was praying last night about forgiveness, and what to do when someone refuses to respect your boundaries or continues to insult you with their actions or deeds. What

came to me is the analogy of a pig in a pigpen. Before modern technology, pigs were the most unclean animals.

A pig by nature loves its pigpen. A pig is not happy unless it is in mud and guck. It used to be before the advent of clean feed that they would eat the garbage no one would touch and were perfectly content in doing so. Now can you imagine if we got angry at the pig for its nature. What if we held anger, bitterness, and resentment against the pig for wanting to livein a pigpen?

Those who continue in shameful or despicable actions in my mind are equivalent to a pig in a pigpen. What they do, and what they choose to fill their soul and spirit with is

not something for we need to take responsibility. While it’s normal at first to be upset and angry at the disrespect, I’ve concluded that these sorts of people disrespect themselves more than anyone else. We are what we feed ourselves through our minds, our eyes, and our body and spirit. If someone wishes to feed themselves dirt and muck, or continually fill their soul with that, then we do not need to take that to heart.

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