The dilemma of human relatedness is that while we are fully responsible for our lives and circumstances, we generally are only 10% at fault. It may be surprising to learn that 90% of the fault for any given circumstance in our life is with another person or persons. Some meant no harm but caused the circumstance unknowingly or inadvertently. Others intended the circumstance.
How do we live in harmonious community with others, while maintaining a healthy immunity to their sinful nature? First and foremost, we must know who we are and who we wish to become, and choose to be in close community only with those who invigorate and are eager to uphold that vision. Second, we must consistently reject any words, thoughts or actions that seek to derail our convictions and point us in a direction that conflicts with our vision, and is other than God's best for us.
When confronted with their frailties, human nature will reach for anything that might give them a sense of stability. Often they reach for something outside of themselves that requires them to denigrate or diminish anyone whom they view as being at least partially responsible for their awakening. It is an awakening tinged with fear and trepidation, that brings forth a violence previously unheard and unseen. This is the reason that prophets of God were killed and stoned, and why Jesus was crucified.
For those in genuine relationship with God, the consequence of this awakening is a progressive surrender, a realization of how great is our God. Any other response should serve as a danger signal.