Monday, October 11, 2010

Things I Don't Understand

There is, of course, a lot I do not understand.
Here is one of the many things that puzzle me...

Jesus said,
38 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’[p] 39 But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. 40 If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. 41 If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile,[q] carry it two miles. 42 Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow."

I have never met a person who does this.
I don't know any Christian community that fully embraces this.
We all are influenced by it.
But what would happen if all Christians everywhere fully embraced it?
Already in Muslim countries Christians are routinely killed for their faith.
Would we all perish?
All become pooor?

It is one of those things I really do not understand...

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