The reading from the Book Sirach (Ben Sira) is an appropriate follow-up to my focus in this space last week, on what we do about disagreements between us. Jesus articulated a way forward, a way toward reconciliation and peace.

Alas! There are times when we hold on to the anger and wrath. We seek revenge. It is neither physically nor spiritually good for us, but many of us can tend to fall victim to that.

We lose sleep and precious energy plotting our revenge and musing about what I should have said to that so-and-so. Just you wait and see! I’ll get back at you, when you least expect! We can spend our nights planning our attack.

Praise the Lord

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