Revenge is a two-edged sword. (Aesop’s Fables)

Aesop’s simple statement is a warning against the practice of revenge, trying to get even with someone who has offended you. Marcus Aurelius in the 2nd century A.D. offers a better solution to controversy: “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. We’re never satisfied with getting even, wanting to hurt our offender more. Leave revenge to a just God.

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God (Romans 12:19).