We may have terrible thoughts about our enemies, we may wish upon those who criticize or ridicule us vengeance and injury. Yet, this only degrades us in the eyes of the Lord, for it allows some of the Devil’s favorite sensibilities into our hearts. The next time such thoughts may creep within one’s mind, focus instead on turning this into trust, for God will always in the end punish the unjust.
And we pray:
Heavenly Father, in the mold of Your only begotten Son – Jesus Christ, let reconciliation enter into my heart for all those who have wronged me. Place instead in me, trust in Your justice and judgment, so that I may not err in debasing myself, but rather focus on building up the strength of my faith in You, O Lord, my Almighty. Amen.