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TURN THE OTHER CHEEK!

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imageWalk Towards Easter. 19.
‘Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would testify against Jesus, so they could put him to death. But their efforts were in vain. Many false witnesses spoke against Him, but they contradicted each other. ‘ Mark 14:55-56 
Q. How do you cope with injustice in your life? What do we learn about injustice from Jesus?
Every single one of us could raise our hand to a ” Yes I have had an injustice done to me.” The degree to which these offences occurred would be many and varied. And sometimes the pursuit of justice is a warranted cause. But however considerable or trivial the issue may be, we usually want the perpetrator to be held accountable. Preferably that very instant. They cannot be allowed to get away with what they have done , it’s not fair. Our emotions can run away with us and we end up spending an awful lot of time mulling over and dwelling upon the incident. Churning our stomach into knots, focussing on negative thoughts and often venturing over into the toxic mindset of revenge. “Just wait till I get my chance, she won’t be getting away with that !”
All the while the person, the object of our obsessive thoughts, is usually oblivious to our distress , carrying on as usual and we are the only ones loosing sleep.
‘ But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man (who injures you); but if any one strikes you on the right jaw or cheek, turn to him the other one too.’ Matthew 5:39 Amp
This is a tough one to swallow, and so against our fleshly instincts. It is hard enough to cope with the wrongdoing let alone saying, ” Here’ s the other cheek , have a go at it while you’re at it !”
These are the times when we have to look wholly and solely to Jesus. Dig in our heals and lean on His understanding. It is a choice we have to make, to follow after His example , forgive and move on allowing God to deal with the situation . It’s a principle that we need to practice, and it’s difficult at first. Giving over control always is, but the more we walk in forgiveness and follow Jesus example, the more we will have a peace in our lives that overflows to others including those who injure us.
” But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven…” 
Matthew 5:44-45
Lxx

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Author: sistainarms

https://thefeminineheart.wordpress.com

5 thoughts on “TURN THE OTHER CHEEK!

  1. Sometimes it’s not even revenge we want but the turmoil inside at the injustice of it all can eat away at us…and as you say the other person is oblivious to it all… I would suppose most of us have really had times as you say when this has happened and it is a hard lesson to learn…Diane

  2. You’ve been nominated for The Shine On Award. Please visit http://unwalled.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/the-shine-on-award/ ‎ for the information and the image……keep shining!…….Kim

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