One of the greatest trials we believers face is how we respond to the darkness in people. How do we answer the rude, mean, disrespectful, spiteful, or back-stabbing actions of people we cross paths with?
It's natural to want to respond in kind, to teach them a lesson. If we do, the only lesson learned is that evil prevails.
But when we, relying on God's strength instead of our own, respond to the darkness with light we teach the world that Jesus reigns.
"Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good."(Romans 12:21)