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How Sweet Is Revenge?

by Rubel Shelly


Theresa Wilson was a woman scorned. When she went to see her ex- boyfriend a few weeks ago now, she found him with another woman!

Nobody likes to be rejected. Nobody likes the feeling of humiliation and injury that comes of the experience. We human beings have feelings and don't appreciate having them stomped and betrayed. Ms. Wilson is no exception. So she had a few choice words for him and stormed out - still seething with anger.

It was only about an hour later that she spotted him driving on the street in front of her. So she put her frustration in action to ram his car. Not once but twice. After the second slam into his rear bumper, she had forced the car off the road. Only when the driver got out and started toward her did she realize her mistake. It wasn't her former boyfriend. It was a confused fellow driving a car similar to his!

For her out-of-control assault on an unsuspecting and innocent driver, Ms. Wilson was arrested by state troopers on charges of vehicular assault. She not only learned that several different makes of compact cars from the 1980s look very much alike but that revenge is seldom as sweet as it looks from a distance.

Before we are too harsh with an angry woman bent on revenge, maybe the rest of us need to ask ourselves a few questions: How prone am I to harbor a grudge? How inclined to get even when wronged? How quick to take offense?

There is a line near the end of Camelot that stuck in my mind the first time I heard it. As King Arthur surveys the ruin and carnage of war, he looks forlornly over the landscape and laments that revenge is "the most worthless of causes."

Countless wars have been fought to avenge tarnished honor. Friendships have been destroyed, marriages broken apart, and children set against their parents for this most worthless of causes. Simply because it leads to such terrible outcomes, most of the great ethical teachers across the centuries have rebuked the urge to retaliate. Jesus not only taught his followers to let offenses pass - to turn the other cheek - but to forgive our enemies. He said to return good for evil.

If you have suffered some slight that is haunting you still and tempting you to get even, you might reflect on Theresa Wilson's experience. Is the pettiness of revenge any less if you ram the right car? Hurt the person you intended to injure? Or does retaliation simply diminish you and reveal your lack of character?

Revenge is never about getting even but is always a form of falling below another person. Only forgiveness allows you to rise above.

Rubel Shelly
whcoc@edge.net

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(c) 2005 Rubel Shelly. Used by permission.

Visit: http://www.faithmatters.com to read more of Rubel's writing!


Rubel Shelly has preached for the Woodmont Hills Church of Christ in Nashville since 1978. During that time, he has also taught at David Lipscomb University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the author of more than 20 books, including several which have been translated into languages such as Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, French, and Russian. He is married to the former Myra Shappley, and they are the parents of three children: Mrs. David (Michelle) Arms, Tim, and Tom.

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Thought For The Day:

"Don't be 'consisten' but be simply true." --Oliver Wendell Holmes


Verse for the Day:

"Simply let your 'yes' be 'yes' and your 'no' be 'no'. Anything beyond this comes from the evil one."--Matthew 5:37


Kid's Thought For The Day:

"If you are going to draw on the wall do it behind the sofa."


Parent's Thought For The Day

"There is no finer investement for any community than putting milk into babies."--Winston Churchill


Coach's Thought For The Day

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Writer's Thought For The Day:

"Don't tell people you want to be a writer. Everyone will try to talk of you out of choosing a job with so little security, so it is better just to keep it to yourself, and prove them all wrong later." --Meg Cabot


Deep Thought For The Day:

"My doctor tells me I suffer from extreme hypochondria. He prescribed a strong placebo, but I don't think it's working."


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Love,
Trisha
Silverhill, AL

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