China moment: Better than Revenge

Almost two years later, there are still moments from teaching in China that are suddenly recalled to my mind, and I am thankful, because it reminds me to pray.

One of the translation classes was doing something in my apartment towards the end of the semester, and one of them -- Robben, I think -- started talking with me about Taylor Swift's music, and how disappointed he had been in the song Better than Revenge.

"I thought it would be about forgiveness," he said.

I wasn't familiar with the song.

"But instead it's about how there's nothing better than revenge."

To be honest, I was thankful for his disappointment.  Because he was so right, so beautifully, gloriously right, both in being disappointed and in his guess about what is better than revenge.


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