Sweeter than revenge

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.  I Pet. 3:9

Jesus’ work of reconciliation turns human ideas about justice and retaliation upside down.  We manifest His grace and demonstrate His reconciling love when we meet evil with good. Extending grace is sweeter than revenge.

Lord, thank you for gathering me to yourself even when I choose evil. Use me to reconcile others to Your goodness.