God Turned the Other Cheek

God practices what He preaches.  Furthermore, He only preaches what He practices.  And He practices what He is.

Jesus told us to that when someone slaps us on one cheek, we should turn to him the other also.  We often resist that instruction, complaining that it is too difficult or unfair.  Yet this is what God Himself does.

Consider Jesus’ crucifixion.  It was vastly more painful and insulting than a slap on the cheek.  It included taunting, scourging, and, of course, a death by torture.  Think of it as a slap on the cheek to the nth degree.  Yet in the wake of the crucifixion, Jesus told His disciples to go into all the world preaching the gospel (i.e. good news) that whoever would believe in Him would be forgiven of all their sins. 

It is natural to offer benefits to others when we are feeling good, yet Jesus offered benefits to humanity when He was treated the worst.  Of course, many of the people responsible for His crucifixion would still refuse to believe in Him.  Nonetheless, He was offering His other cheek.

If God, who has far more wrongs to forgive than any of us ever will, can turn the other cheek, how much more should we turn the other cheek.  Let us repent and become like Him.

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