Thursday Thought — The Endless Chase
Jane’s description of a “cat chasing a laser pointer guided by a sociopath” nails it as she describes the exhaustion and frustration of working against abuse.
I think one of the hallmarks of working against abuse ESPECIALLY within the contentedly patriarchal church is how utterly exhausting and frustrating it is. It’s like being a cat chasing a laser pointer guided by a sociopath. You know it is there, you can see it, you can chase it and you know when it’s on. But you cannot nail it down, catch it or demonstrate it if the person holding the remote decides to turn it off. They just “unclick” and all of a sudden you’re a frenzied, panting cat standing splay-legged in the middle of the room having chased . . . nothing.
ACFJ told me, “We see it too. We see it and it’s not ok.” It was water to a desert. It was a real demonstration of Christ’s church — because the only people who decried what I was experiencing were secular until I found this place, leading me (like so many) to believe I was denying my faith and my savior if I left an abuser. Don’t give up.
This analogy was taken from our Allegories, Analogies, and Fairy Tales — from Comments page.
Jane’s original comment can be found here.