To have pride... the desire to have the last word and leave satisfied... the feeling of superiority. When someone has been hurt, pride steps up and gives him a band-aid and a rage. A rage that has the potential to take him to victory... sweet revenge... "He's gonna pay for this..." Suddenly, a cool flow of humility offers peace. Which one? The powerful roar of revenge promises power, relief, and confidence; the soothing note of forgiveness whispers of love, healing, and kindness. Does it take more courage to forgive than to teach a lesson? Yes, as it takes more courage to have surgery than to put a band-aid on a serious injury. If you are hurt, go into surgery; you will come out stronger than pride could ever make you feel.
Why Pursue Revenge?
February 29, 2012