I am always inspired when I see various ways the church tries to communicate what Jesus meant when he told us as his followers to “love your enemies.” I remember thinking about this when I was a kid: “NO WAY was I ever going to turn the other cheek… I would turn the other cheek all right, I would make that other person’s cheek turn RED!”
A constant principle that I see embedded in the Kingdom of God ethic is the idea of doing the opposite. Doing the opposite of our natural human reaction in a situation, is usually the right “kingdom-kind-of-action”. I have found that in almost every situation in life, doing the right thing, is almost always doing the opposite of what my natural human reaction is.
This video depicts this counter-cultural principle well…
HT Elemental CM