The bible says “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.
On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” ( 1 Peter 3:9, NIV)
Showing mercy and kindness in the face of strife or conflict with others can be difficult for humans to comprehend, but the inherent blessing is powerful.
It is very important to realise that the truth is bitter, and peace sometimes calls for compromise. One side may have to give up something. When the process of peace making is about power and control then we end up in a vicious circle of the blame game.
Remember that the ingredients that make up a curative pill are likely to be bitter in taste. To make the pill easier to administer or swallow it may require some sweet coating. Let’s just say the sweet coating is the extra step we need to take to make peace work. It is the compromise necessary to make progress. So let us look to the benefit of peace for both sides and pay less attention to the revenge game.