“Going the extra mile” is when you’ve done something good, and then go out of your way to add something even better. You do something more, and maybe even surprise yourself.
An important part of the teaching of Jesus was about responding to violence and coercion in a non-violent way. The Jewish people in Jesus’ time lived under occupation – their country was under the control of the Roman army. Jesus talked about responding to evil with love and generosity, a message which is as radical and relevant today as it ever was…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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