Tough Love

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tough love

But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your coat is taken from you, give your shirt, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. (Matthew 5:39-41)

Read: Genesis 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33

Relate: “For the rest of the week, you’ve got latrine duty.” The soldier was rightfully confused and angry. Latrine duty was generally reserved as a particularly nasty punishment duty. He could think of a few minor things he had done, but nothing demanding a week. So he questioned his superior. “Multiple witnesses are saying you were taking advantage of the locals.”

“What do you mean? I’ve done nothing.”

“You know the law. One mile. You made some poor sap carry your gear for easily double that.”

“But sir. That’s not my fault. I asked him to give it back. I practically begged him, but he insisted on carrying it further. What was I supposed to do? Knock him unconscious to get it back?”

The sergeant barked a laugh. “I’m adding another day to that duty. If you can’t think up a better lie than that, I’ll tack on a few more.

Continue at: http://tworiversblog.com/2016/01/06/tough-love/

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