This morning I read the Sermon on the Mount from the gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7. One day an unusually large crowd gathered to hear Jesus, so he gathered them together on the side of a mountain. There He preached the greatest sermon that has ever been preached throughout all history.
In the sermon, Jesus addresses some difficult topics like the following:
38″You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.'” Matthew 5:38-42
Does Jesus mean this literally? Do you know of anyone who has actually practiced this in real life? I encourage you to read through this sermon–it will challenge you in your thinking and in your walk with the Lord.