Revenge — Daily Meditation Moment

“Ask for the head of John the Baptizer.” Mark 6:24 (The Message Bible)

The demise of John the Baptist is a story about adultery—that of Herod and Herodias (the wife of Herod’s brother, Philip). Long story short: At a birthday party, Herodias’ daughter dazzled Herod with a dance. In return, he offered her anything she desired. Her mother, who wanted revenge for John’s accusation that she and Herod had an affair, told her daughter to request that John’s head be brought to her on a platter. To keep from losing face, Herod (even though he really was in awe of John) ordered the execution and the head delivered to Herodias.

In regards affairs, I like the lyrics in Carrie Underwood’s famous song, Before He Cheats: “I dug my key into the side of his pretty little cooped up 4-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats…baseball bat…” Now that’s what I call revenge. Much cleaner, and repairable, too.

Dear Lord, help us keep from situations that might cause revenge. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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