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|Let no man be weak enough to fancy that a spirit of revenge enters into any law, |
although so wise a man as Lord Bacon said that “ Revenge was a kind of wild
justice,” and thus dignified revenge; he was too wise to degrade justice. Justice is
|But their desire for revenge should not be allowed to determine the punishment ... |
the punishments [here] are influenced by emotional factors such as how the
family members ... There is no demand upon him to work through the painful truth
of what he has done and therewith to accept the burden of guilt in full. ... It
demands nothing of the perpetrator but rather, it is more accurate to say, offers
|People will always remember and bind revenge, so even if you close your |
business in this life, they will not leave you alone in your ... That is why the Lord
has said to become free from vengeance by any means that you can. ... We are
not the owner of profit and loss so why should we take on the burden of profit and
|Burden bearing begins with a decision by the victim to surrender the desire and |
possibility for revenge, even if it is only in their own heart. It means accepting the
painful truth that there may be certain aspects of the actions of an offender that
cannot be changed or undone. A drunk ... No amount of repentance can bring
back a family member lynched by a white supremacy group. Suffice it to say that
the act of burden bearing is the singularly most difficult and courageous act by
|We draw no childish conclusions from that, but we affirm that in his situation, |
given what he can be subjected to, the ... Nothing I say would be worth a thing if I
thought I had unconsciously distanced myself from what I believe to be our ...
Also there are those, individuals and families, who, given the impossibility of
compensating by any act for the burden of their ... There are some fatalities that
we refuse to accept, because they would lead us back to war, to Buchenwald, ...
Was 15 revenge?
|a saying that reflects their ability to hold cross-generational grudges: “Ifa man |
takes revenge after forty years, he was in a hurry ... Resentment—The Other
Burden Fortunately, most of us will not have such a dramatic decision to make
|7 city ; should he fail on this sidethe Delaware, he is ruined : if he succeeds, our |
cause is not ruined. ... this is revenge ; call it rather the soft resentment of a
suffering people, who, having no object in view but the good of all, have staked
their own all upon a seemingly doubtful event. ... Say not that thousands are gone
, turn out your tens of thousands ; throw not the burden of the day upon
Providence, but ...
|God says He will remember our sins "no more" (see Heb. 10:17) ... However, we |
are told never to take our own revenge (see Rom. ... Decide that you will bear the
burdens of their offenses by not using that information against them in the future.
|... take them to the Lord. Do we come away no longer downcast? Hannah was |
able to lay her burden with the Lord and leave her feelings of discouragement. ...
Psalm 28:7 says the Lord is my strength and my shield; my hearts trusts in him
and I am helped. My heart leaps for ... My heart should leap for joy when I am
able to take my troubles to the Lord and leave my downcast feelings with him. It is
hard to let it go ... It is normal to want to get back at someone in revenge. The
Bible is very ...
|"No, hon," said Gordon, peering over her shoulder and dripping mocha coffee |
onto the pages of her book. ... the trouble and expense of guaranteeing secure
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