Week 13: Wednesday

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO TEST THE CARNALITY OF A PERSON,

ASK HIM/HER WHAT HE/SHE SHOULD DO

WHEN HIS/HER ENEMY IS VULNERABLE.

 

 

Romans 12:19

 

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

 

 

“REVENGE”

 

A soldier fighting over in Iraq received a letter from his girlfriend that said she was breaking up with him. She also asked him to send the picture she had given him when he left because she needed it for her bridal announcement.

 

The soldier was heart-broken and told his friends of his terrible situation. So his whole platoon got together and brought all their pictures of their girlfriends, and put them in a box and gave them to him.

 

So he put her picture in the box with the rest along with a note that said, “I’m sending back your picture to you please remove it and send back the rest. For the life of me I can’t remember which one you are.”

 

We love revenge don’t we?

 

 

When we are wronged in some way, our natural inclination is to fight back, to get even. Needless to say, this reaction, though thoroughly human, is almost always in error…

 

 

EPICTETUS…

 

“FORGIVENESS”IS BETTER THAN REVENGE,

FOR FORGIVENESS IS THE SIGN OF A GENTLE NATURE,

BUT REVENGE IS THE SIGN OF A SAVAGE NATURE.”

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