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Offline Viva Cristo Rey

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Over come evil with good
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:37:27 PM »
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  • 9Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good.  10Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood, with honour preventing one another.  11In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord. 12Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer. 13Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality. 
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    14Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.  15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.  16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.  17To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men.  18If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men.  19Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.  20But if thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.  21Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good. 
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    Re: Over come evil with good
    « Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 09:01:44 PM »
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  • 9For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.  21Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.
    Do you think there is a bit of appeal to ones desire for vengeance in that last part?
    And what about the notion of "Overcoming", as if you are to conquer their stubborn will with subversive tactics of being "Good" to them. Does that not make the charity false... if you intend to conquer and overcome and rise over them?
    It is the same as putting a label on yourself "Good" and your enemies as "Bad", but the battle between you two remains.
    As does the desire for retribution and to conquer.

    And how does that compare with the Catholic virtue of being permissive when enduring opposition and not defending yourself.
    Does this stuff work in reality, or is it camoflage for a hatred that never disappears but is only wrapped in religious self righteousness?


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    Re: Over come evil with good
    « Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:50:09 PM »
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  • Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn't.  

    It is really hard to be kind to be people who are mean.  It isn't easy.  

    Arguing doesn't work all the time either.   Maybe being ostracized isn't so bad afterall.  





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    Re: Over come evil with good
    « Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 12:54:13 PM »
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  • Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn't.  

    It is really hard to be kind to be people who are mean.  It isn't easy.  

    Arguing doesn't work all the time either.   Maybe being ostracized isn't so bad afterall.  
    I sometimes think that last poster (1st response to your post) is... in need of exorcizing... just being honest, not being snarky..

     

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