When you hit back make sure you have got the right man. (from Aesop’s Fables)

It’s just human nature, isn’t it? When someone hits us (literally or verbally), we want to strike back ASAP and with greater intensity. Have you ever noted that sometimes our effort to get even has been misdirected? We hit or verbally slammed the wrong person. Wow, what a tragedy! The better reaction is to “turn the other cheek.”

Never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. (Romans 12:19)