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What Jesus Meant By “Turn the Other Cheek” in Matthew 5:39

Overcoming Evil Through Creative Acts of Nonviolent Resistance

“After years of hiding bruises, a woman confides in a friend about her husband’s violent outbursts. Her friend advises her to submit to her husband, explaining that in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus teaches that we are to “turn the other cheek.” But is that Jesus’ meaning? Is he really teaching people to remain passive in situations of abuse?”
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