We normally focus on love as the message of the modern prophet, Martin Luther King, Jr. But he also suggested that to forgive was the highest form of love. There always comes that moment in life when we are offered the choice to act with vengeance or act with forgiveness toward someone we perceive has done us wrong. No one escapes these moments because the conflict between right and wrong is the context of our living. Early on in my experience I was forced to make such a choice when someone threatened my life in a church fight. I will share that incident and the lessons I learned from it that have served as my guides over the subsequent decades.