From the Chaplain: Would you wish that on anyone?


August 23, 2019

I stumbled on a mini-revelation recently. I had heard about a tragic situation and I thought: “I wouldn’t wish that on … ” — and I thought of someone. I stopped and considered: “Is there someone I hold in such disregard that I would wish them misfortune? Is there someone of whom I would think, ‘You got what you deserved?’” I once felt vindicated when a mean-spirited boss of mine was fired because he treated his employees badly. But did I wish him harm? Did I hope his wife would leave him or he might suffer some terrible loss? No, but none of the staff was sorry to see him...

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