There is something to be said about relishing in the downfall of those who have done you wrong, or who you dislike with a passion. I get it. I have been there and still ask God almost daily to rid me of some of the anger and resentment I feel when the memory or images of those people who did me wrong, enter my conscious space. I do feel good sometimes when “they” are “getting what they deserve,” but the part of me that went to church from infancy, and learned some of the scriptures about forgiveness, wants to do better job at forgiving. Because of that, I am going to will myself not to “jump and say hallelujah” when I see them going through bad times. Lord knows on some level, I think they deserve every bit of pain that may come their way, however, because I personally dislike misfortunes for myself, I will cut my eyes, keep my mouth closed, and mind my business. I will take the higher ground and not celebrate their misfortune. I challenge you to try this approach, and to call me out if you see me doing the opposite.
Instead of celebrating someone’s demise, how much better is it to work harder at forgiving. I am on my journey, wish me luck and #StayStrong.