Someone insults you, but you refuse to insult them back. It’s a risky strategy, as it can be interpreted as weakness, but this is the essence of “turning the other cheek”.
This call to non-violence, which Jesus exemplified in his life, is one of his best-known sayings, and has had a huge influence, right down to our time. Mahatma Gandhi was inspired by it in his peaceful resistance to British colonialism in India in the 1930s and 40s, and Martin Luther King taught his followers to repay racist police violence with peaceful protest during the civil rights era in the 1950s and 60s. Here is the teaching of Jesus…
Back to the top
Bookmark this page:
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.
Rejesus is looking for new content contributors: artists, writers, thinkers, coders, film makers, creatives. If you have a great proposal get in contact.
I never cease to be amazed at the wisdom which politicians seem to be able to draw on after they… more
Horse chestnut seeds, high vis jacket, goggles, gardening gloves - it means just one thing: the conker season is here.… more
What is your first thought when a stranger comes towards you? Is it friendly or fearful, hostile or welcoming? Do… more