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I would like to disagree with Elijah. I believe human revenge (or vengeance) can sometimes be just. There are two parts to justice, as Mr. Henderson explained on Monday, that which is morally right and that which gives each person what is due. Revenge can sometimes stem from the latter half.

That being said, not all vengeance is just. As Christians, it is critical to determine which types of revenge are just and which are unjust. This separation can be distinguished by the question: is the revenge you desire morally right or does it only seek to benefit you.

The two parts of justice go hand in hand. There cannot be one without the other. I agree with Kaydy that some revenge can be evil and harmful; however, there are many times when revenge is actually a righteous course of action.