It is a choice we all make in our lives, in both fleeting moments and as a lifestyle. What have you decided on? Vengeance is mine, says The Lord. Our sin nature in the flesh wants to retaliate when we feel wronged but the Holy Spirit should guide us in our words and actions.
We should use our bodies to be a light to the world and not to reveal more darkness. Gentleness is a fruit of the spirit that is in strong demand and short supply in our world today.