Mar 11, 2016
"The truly wise man ought... to pardon and forgive offenses, though there were not that great reward proposed, the receiving in return forgiveness.
For, tell me, if you condemn one who has sinned, why do you sin yourself, and fall into the same fault?
Has he insulted? Insult not again... Has he struck? Strike not again, for then there is no difference between you. Hath he vexed (troubled) you? Vex him not again, for the profit is nothing, and you will in your turn be placed on an equality with those who have wronged you.
Thus, if you bear with meekness and gentleness, you shall be able to reprove your enemy, to shame him, to weary him of being wroth.
No man cures evil with evil, but evil with good."
St. John Chrysostom