|Pilate sends Jesus to Herod - artist William Brassey Hole|
It takes awhile to develop a thick skin about such things, but it's necessary. It is not necessary to be nasty in return, and it does so much more good to pray...even if the prayer is said through gritted teeth. A prayer is a prayer is a prayer, and perhaps the prayer said under duress carries a bit more weight since it goes against our grain.
Hope and prayer. It's the only way to answer nastiness and name-calling.
Herod was very glad to see Jesus; he had been wanting to see him for a long time, for he had heard about him and had been hoping to see him perform some sign. He questioned him at length, but he gave him no answer. Lk. 23: 9-10