This excellent advice is addressed to me, and to you. We each must look in the mirror, and see that there’s plenty of inner work to do. We spend way too much time pointing out the faults and shortcomings of others.
When we take down our walls called self righteousness, removing the scales from our eyes, we begin to recognize the inner work we must do, with God’s help. Lord, help us.
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord.’ Instead, ‘if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink, for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”