An Eye For An Eye

So many people quoting the Bible today.

The Bible isn’t the book you want to be quoting if you’re defending violent looting or hurting people.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

The message of the Bible is not to be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good.

I met a girl in the mental hospital that had scars up and down her arms. On her wrist there was a bible verse I didn’t recognize.

"Is it okay to ask - Mark 3:5, what verse is that?"

She smiled and said, “It is the story of a man with a crippled arm, who could not work because it was his working arm, and he could not extend it to touch the tabernacle. Jesus asked the man to stretch out his hand, and he was able to. His arm was restored.”

I met a girl in the mental hospital that had scars up and down her arms.

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