The band R.E.M. has a song called ‘Living Well is the Best Revenge’ which resonates well with me – especially when someone has something against me. In Matthew 5v23-24, Jesus radically tells us to be the one to go and be the peace maker. In Romans 12v18 Paul urges us to ‘live at peace with everyone – as far as it is possible.’
When something bad happens the temptation is to respond badly, but the Bible, like R.E.M., calls us to live well. Acting out love, grace and mercy is the best response we can give as it contains the power of actually changing the person who has wronged us. Go for it!