Good mornin to you my friend.
I’m going to relate some information to you that hopefully will strengthen your thought processes. This is stuff that I’ve encountered firsthand.
When you’re on social media like here on wordpress, it’s just a matter of time until you encounter a narcissist, or a railer. Ironically, even in the realm of Christian discussion.
The thing that really distinguishes these people is their skill at manipulating people; every thing they do is calculated to ultimately get what they want. They often want too much personal information about your life, and will feign friendship with you (until their mask drops), and then they’ll personally demean you. They have no genuine remorse. You’re just a source of ego-supply for them to psychologically feed on and manipulate.
Yes you forgive them and don’t hold grudges.
But you’re not going to fix these people; they have serious mental problems. My advice is to shut off all contact with these people, block them wherever possible, and pray for them. After you shut off contact, you can expect them to try to bait you into re engaging with them in dialogue. Maybe asking your opinion about something, complimenting you, appealing to your sympathy for them, or just a simple meaningless “hello”…None of this is sincere. They’re just trying to see what bait works to get you to respond to them. So that they can re engage you in dialogue to parasitically feed on whatever it is that that they get from you. When you don’t respond to them, it’s not uncommon for these people to covertly smear, or try to get back at you in some way. But not to worry…God will prevail in all things; no weapon formed against you can prosper.
And of course we’re blessed when people use and manipulate us. But I don’t believe that we should cooperate in helping them do it to us, (or anyone else). God gave us discernment.