I’m not even going to bother commenting on the worthiness of this as advice. If there’s any Christians out there who’ve followed this religiously, then let me know how it turned out. I will however reiterate what I wrote last time. Since these verses follow on from Oaths and there’s absolutely no link between them, I reckon Jesus took a stroll up Mount Non-Sequitur to deliver what would be the most boring, rambling and useless TED Talk ever:
Eye for Eye
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.39 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. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.