Sermon on the Mount | Love’s Revenge
The ancient custom of “an eye for an eye” was intended to limit retaliation with punishment equal to (not greater than) the offense. We still love the idea of retributive justice. Psychologists tell us that revenge fantasies can be a healthy way of assuaging our feelings of victimhood when we are wronged. But Jesus, in his most well known (and perhaps impactful) teaching has a different perspective on justice and thus, on love.