“In all your relations with men, do good for evil.” [UB 1443:03]
Thought Adjuster: “Render good for evil! Let us take a mathematical approach to this statement. In an equation, a variable is a symbol for a number we don't know yet. Evil has a negative charge (-) while goodness is positive (+). If you match evil for evil, you amplify it whereas by rendering good for evil, you neutralize it.
“Your attitude is the variable in the equation—its unknown factor. How will you respond when at the receiving end of wrongdoings? What is the desired outcome? By defining it, you will figure out how to solve the equation.
“If you are revengeful and retaliate in kind, it is evident that it will exponentially add to the mixture of darkness. On the other hand, if you adopt the peaceful and forgiving demeanor modeled by Jesus when facing His tormentors, you will neutralize the momentum of the destructive forces of iniquity.
“Also keep in mind that spiritual values always have a positive charge while their nemeses are valueless. There is, therefore, great power in embracing the values of truth, beauty, and goodness as a lifestyle. Their counterparts are doomed, as they act as double-edged swords that endanger both to their prey and their handler.
“In all His dealings with humankind, Jesus’ attitude was a constant—not a variable. He rendered good for good and good for evil, thus God-victoriously dealing with challenging situations by applying the Golden Rule.
“At the end of His material life, his spiritual credit report was unblemished. It had the highest score ever recorded in human history.
“Whenever you feel mistreated, ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?” or directly ask the Spirit of Truth of Jesus that resides within you. “What would you do in my stead?” It will illuminate your path and add your profile to the ever-growing membership of Jesus’ dedicated fan club.”