count-of-monte-cristo1Is it possible to “get even”? We were discussing this in Bible class Sunday morning. We know it’s not godly to attempt, but is it even possible?

Getting even is not the same as justice. Getting even implies personally carrying out vengeance. Justice is a legal action that provides punishment and retribution.

Getting even requires damage to the character of the one who has been wronged. Even the secular world believes that getting even with someone demands losing integrity. Many movies have this theme running through out. Often, the one seeking revenge becomes much like the offender.

Can you think of a book or movie that is all about getting back at someone and the result is diminished integrity, loss of friends and loved ones?

  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Frankenstein
  • Wurthering Heights

What do you think? Is getting even possible?