Kindness is thrown away upon the evil. (Aesop’s Fables)

Is this really a good life-principle? Remember that a fable is intended to enforce a useful truth and is sometimes a legend or a story that may or may not be true. This fable may represent too many people who think revenge (rather than kindness) is the best response to evil. But those who live that way miss the joy of seeing how kindness can produce an unexpected, warm response.

Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them . . .. Never pay back evil with more evil. (Romans 12:14, 17)