Stand there and take it!! Really? Jesus has always been shocking… “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. Matthew 5:38-39
The more we know Jesus, the more we find that He’s so much deeper and wiser and tender-hearted than we might first give Him credit for. Yet some of the things he says still baffle us. Coming with an invitation to go deeper and uncover what He really meant by living life to the full.
The sobering truth is that bad things do happen to good people. It’s not possible to live in the world without dealing with heartache, disappointment, rejection, pain, and fear. And yet, God offers us a hope of living life free from the past messing up our future, and in peace with God, ourselves and the world.
But the big question is how?