Philip Yancey on Revenge

“The problem with revenge is that it never gets what it wants; it never evens the score. Fairness never comes. The chain reaction set off by every act of vengeance always takes its unhindered course. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops, and it never lets anyone off.”

Source: From a sermon by Nathan Ingram, “The Lesson of Meekness,” 11/30/2009

Rate this Illustration | Find more illustrations

%d bloggers like this: