“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
These words are so much better than an eye for an eye, but they are hard to do. To allow someone to hurt you more; is that really what was meant?
I have trouble with this. Of course we should not retaliate; but to put ourselves into a position that would cause us harm doesn't seem in line with all other teachings.
Today I'm confused, so I'll pray for guidance.