Jesus challenges us to not retaliate. It is in our core, when someone hurts us, to strike back.
Some, famously, brag about being a “counter-puncher”.
That, is not the way of God.
Jesus has a different way.
Don’t hit back at all. Just take it. Agree with your adversary.
God has a goal in mind for us. Jesus has higher standards for us than what the world expects.
Jesus expects us to be full of the love of God.
Love acts differently. Love is kind and patient. Love does not retaliate.
May I love like God. May I not be defensive and retaliate.
Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it.” ~Jesus Matthew 5:38 The Message (MSG)