The lessons for US if we would refuse our short-circuited circuitry. Pain is not ours alone, nor only our victims'. Psalm 78 again...
How much they provoked him in the wilderness
and caused him pain in the wasteland
and they turned back and tempted God
and constrained the Holy of Israel
The Mystery that is in us, our Creativity, our Hope, our Interactions are pained and constrained when we fail to have that impetuous faith, that non-rational pause, and we instead forget.
they did not remember even his hand
the day he ransomed them from trouble...