Justice, not revenge - A Christian Science perspective from The Christian Science Monitor


Even in the heat of the moment, we’re all capable of resisting vengeful thoughts.

Justice is an ideal in any society, but how often do we hear the word “justice” used when it is really retribution that’s being sought? “We want justice for this crime” can actually be a cry for revenge. And sure enough, when violence occurs or someone starts a war of words, we may be tempted to physically retaliate or at the very least throw ourselves into the heated exchange. But what is really needed in order to make progress is de-escalation − and figuring out how to accomplish that is not always easy. Read more.

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