There are those times when an opportunity arises that can make a difference in our lives and we have the choice of using it or putting it aside. It's good if we're able to say “yes” to those moments from time to time.
The finality of seeking annihilation for those who are hostile to us is precisely what makes it attractive. But God isn’t that way. He is patient, longsuffering, forgiving. And he expects us to be the same.
Our relationships with each other as children of God give us a closeness even deeper than blood relationships. And when as children of God we act and try to obey God’s word in our lives, we are closer than ever to each other.