Where is the profit in hating those who hate you?
Where is the productivity?
There is no profit. There is no productivity. There is only loss and counter-productivity. It is debilitating and destructive. It is a logical contradiction and morally corrupt. Analyze the Cost/Benefit. Consult the Spirit inside you. If the only spirit inside you is your own, then it’s high time you invite one in who will be greater in you than any spirit that is in the world. *nods*
Hatred engenders only more hatred, but you don’t have to give in to it. There is an alternative. That alternative is Love and Forgiveness.
I John 3:15 tells us that anyone who hates is a murderer. They wish harm and to assassinate character and personality. In action, they discriminate to deny access to that which they feel is entitled only to themselves. Has someone committed a crime against society’s laws? Then try, convict, and sentence them. Have they committed a crime against God? We do not live in a Theocracy, s0 we are left with reasoning through the love of God. Reason, if possible. Show that hatred is harmful to others and themselves. Bring the Love of God to them so that they might turn from their hating and hateful ways. Do not repay evil with evil.
That is not Justice. It is Revenge. Revenge is never justified. The way to overcome Evil is with Good.
If you need some assurance that not only is hatred and revenge not the answer but that the offender will be brought to justice, then take to heart the words of Paul in Romans 12:19 where he tells us,
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay . . ..'”
Finally Jesus tell us, in Matthew 5:43-45
“You have heard it said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in Heaven.”
Please, for the sake of all of us–for GOD’S SAKE–don’t be hatin’.