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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Warning Against Revenge


Jeremy Taylor, British cleric and author of the 1600s, had a powerful warning against seeking revenge. In the dangerous world we are living in, with heightened tensions around the globe and people dividing for reasons both desperate and ridiculous, this warning is well worth taking to heart. He wrote:
Revenge is like a rolling stone, which, when a man [or woman has] forced up a hill, will return upon him [or her] with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Beware.

For more from Jeremy Taylor, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2016/03/put-ego-away.html

Another complementary read: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2016/03/fanaticism-avoid-it.html

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