I have a quick question about Jesus.
It doesn’t matter what your religious orientation is, because I think we can hopefully all agree that he was a great man who taught a lot of good principles, so I’d love to hear your input.
To some of us, like myself, He is literally the son of God. Which is why I care what He thinks about things.
So, here’s the dealio.
Part of the message I love most of Christianity is the concept of turning the other cheek.
I think it is an amazing teaching. It softens dispute. It nullifies conflict. It allows for love and peace.
However, there’s the whole idea of bullying.
I’m not sure if the idea of “turning the other cheek” applies to bullying. Or does it?
Is bullying a scenario where we should expect people to turn the other cheek? And how would that look?
Or is it more of a “money-changers in the temple” scenario?
What do you think? What would Jesus tell someone who is being bullied to do?
(A future post hangs in the balance…)
PS–I have had the WORST COLD IN HISTORY for the last three days. Seriously, it was totally debilitating. Fever, chills, the works. (This is ironic because Seattle finally got sun approximately, oh, three days ago. So, naturally, that’s when I get a cold.) I think I’m finally on the mend. Imma take me some cold medicine and sleep all night long. And hopefully I feel better in the morn.