Do not return evil
Thought of the day:
How should I deal with those who tempt me with malice manifested by word or deed? How to ‘swallow something like that … I have to teach them a lesson’
… Are thoughts that unfortunately, often grind the man hit and with a desire for revenge.
However, God sent us a clear and concise message: “Do not return evil for evil, nor reproach for reproach; on the contrary, you are blessed, for to this you have been called: to inherit the blessing. ” 1 Peter 3: 9
Perhaps the most difficult practice in the life of postmodern Christians is to always return good for evil. And not anyway, but smiling and blessing, no matter the circumstances; even when the mind, heart, and soul would have every right to seek the fullest vengeance on the adversary who strikes mercilessly and mockingly at the bodies weary of the long and heavy burden of life.
This pacifist and indulgent mentality, put in the context of the outrageous and always on the head of the world around us, might seem worthy of weak people with no future in the consumer society. You bastards, who do not know how to capitalize on the rights that are offered to us all with a generous hand, from a permissive culture with sin but extremely demanding and critical, with those who want a moral and ethical life.
Social pressure therefore speaks for itself, gradually grinding every fragment of kindness and generosity from the heart of a humanity that is getting worse and worse, and why not, from a Christianity that is more and more open-mouthed and more liberal when it comes to strict observance. of divine values.
But to return to evil for good no matter the circumstances is not a proof of weakness, but a lofty mindset that should be found in every true Christian, because we have learned how to be like our Heavenly Father; namely, spreading peace rather than vengeance, and blessing rather than curse.
Pastor Florin Antonie