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Turning the Other Cheek

But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. — Matt. 5.39 KJV by Cowboy Bob Sorensen This is a topic where some people will have an opinion (and express it), without serious consideration of the subject. Reaching back centuries into the dusty corridors of my memory... Was it a Dennis the Menace cartoon drawing? Anyway, someone is asking the pastor after a church service, "But what if he punches you in the nose?" Or something like that. Good question. I have to admit that I was reluctant to use this verse because it is so horribly misused by believers and unbelievers alike. It has been ripped out of its textual, historical and cultural contexts and used to mean that Christians should simply be doormats. Image before editing, "The Sermon on the Mount" by Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1877 Here is a bit of a conversation in a Facebook post: Although bad, We are commanded to