“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. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
– Matthew 5:38-42.

What stops us from doing more than we are? How important is SECURITY (protective of our possessions, of our own safety)? Do we sometimes overemphasize the call to be good stewards of our possessions? Do we sometimes justify NOT acting when we see a possible need with Jesus’ call to “be as wise as serpents”?

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