I was seeking revenge,
but then I put my anger aside and realized that hurting you back is just not worth it. I refuse to play this immature, little game of yours because I’ve been raised with a higher morality than that. Matthew 5:44 tells us to love those who hate us and bless those who persecute us; Matthew 7:6 tells us not to waste our holiness on something unholy such as vengeance; and Romans 12:19 tells us that God will bring justice and revenge for us. So go ahead, talk bad about me and hope the worst for my future. I could “set you straight” by hurting you and your feelings as well, but how would that show that I’ve been affected by God’s words? How would that show that I have faith in God’s promises? In the end, your wrongdoings will only be between God and yourself, just as my wrongdoings will only be between God and myself. But in the meantime, while I still have the choice to avenge you, I’ll forgive you and pray for you, because otherwise, I wouldn’t have any more of God’s ethics than you do. Fighting your fire with my fire will only make a bigger fire; God will take care of what I believe you’ve done wrong. To have you see that I’m still okay is revenge enough.