Commonly, media interviews of relatives of murder victims who attend the execution of perpetrators indicate that witnessing the execution does not produce any satisfaction or relief. Rather than being sweet, revenge actually seems to be a bitter pill once swallowed. Paradoxically, the way to celebrate a victory that seems to bring the most happiness to people, is to forgive those who have wronged them. Nelson Mandela is an excellent example.
Imprisoned for 27 years from to , he forgave those who imprisoned him. After suffering serious gun shot wounds from an assassination attempt in , he later visited his assailant in prison and forgave him face-to-face.
An important point to remember in both these examples is that neither man had been asked forgiveness by those who wronged him. They extended their forgiveness freely.
Why does forgiveness bring happiness where revenge does not? When we forgive, we are participating in the life of Father God. He is almighty and could have exacted revenge on us, but He demonstrated a better way to deal with injustice.
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As far as I know, there are no definitive results on the Recto Bank collision. Gurfinkel June 30, - am. Discern and learn. Sumpaico S. I always picture going to school as entering a room, with a teacher and her desk, a board to write on, and chairs for the students. This will not be the first or last of incidents being used to stoke conflicts on the South China Sea. DFA chief rejects joint probe offer of China. Del Rosario camp sees silver lining in Hong Kong's denial of entry.
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The first one was the scene between Katie and Tracy one of the perpetrators. What conspired in that moment when these two women faced off was utterly moving, heartbreaking but also spiritual and inspiring. The power of truth and reconciliation. At that point, I truly empathised with Tracy.
Genevieve shares a common fear that plagues many women: the fear of being just like their mothers. Undoubtedly, she has good reason to want to be nothing. Revenge Is More Sweet Than Bitter - Kindle edition by Shannon Dunn. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features.
Fascinating albeit tragic. The big pre-Christmas dinner with everyone at the table. What transpired in the scene was intense, tentative, nervy, suspenseful and a welcome surprise, which ended in me heart feeling full, utter joy and happiness for Katie. A true testament to what unconditional love means — family or loved ones. And the sweet romance between Katie and Gillian?
Adorable pairing, too! So all in all, I absolutely enjoyed this emotional roller-coaster of a story, written with conviction and heart, of a harrowing journey that ultimately ended with a fantastically hopeful message filled with love and positivity! A story I highly recommend everyone to read it!! Cheers, mate! Yes, your story has inspired me to comment on it. Awww…too kind you are! Ta, mate! Like Like. I was utterly captivated, impressed and gratified by her honesty and conviction in telling a heartrending, truly relevant and important story that ends with a message of love and hope!
Awesome review Bugs!