AND JESUS SAID
“You have heard that the law of Moses says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love you enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and on the unjust, too.” Matthew 5:43-45
By telling s not to retaliate, Jesus keeps us from taking the law into our own hands. By loving and praying for our enemies, we can overcome evil with good.