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.