By Ernest O'Neill

Why Not Repay Evil For Evil?

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

Why repay no one evil for evil? Because that wee soul can't do you any harm. They can't do you anything that our dear Father won't let them do, and he wants only the best for you. That's why he says, "But take thought for what is noble in the sight of all."

In other words, regard the thing as not even having happened. And then think whatsoever things are true and lovely and of good report. Think on those things so that the other person will see that you really do believe that all will be well because of God's triumph in Jesus. And that all things have been redeemed by God. And I have no need to defend myself because I have a Father in heaven who looks after me. And that's why we should repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. And in fact, return good for evil.

Complete Talk: Responding to Malice