I have prayed to forgive those who have wronged me. I have grown to the point that I don't wish them any ill will; at least, I think I don't, even if the hurt still stings. If I heard that they had suffered, though, would I cry out in desperation on their behalf? Or would I think, with righteous indignation, that God was giving them what they deserved? Ummm . . .
Yesterday we discussed how awful we can feel about world disasters, both natural and human-induced. Am I willing to cry out in desperation for God's mercy on a war-mongering world leader? I don't know if I am spiritually mature enough to do that sincerely. I'm feeling more connected to Jonah than I ever have before.
How far are we willing to go on behalf of those who cause us harm or sorrow?