Retaliation is the fruit of entitlement and bitterness.
A deeply rooted pride of self formed rights. It’s a seething, always simmering right below the surface behavior that silently finds ways to justify and punish when the emotionally and spiritually immature individual loses a form of control or loss of attention on demand.
Jesus didn’t retaliate….
…. He was shamed, talked about, ridiculed, blamed, abandoned…
when He needed love and kindness the most.
… He endured the cross, so that in hope, those whom He would save, would never retaliate.
“Not returning evil for evil or retaliation for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might, in humility inherit a blessing,” 1 Peter 3:9.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.