Sep 3, 2019
"Turn the other cheek" is a loaded text, especially for the oppressed or silenced. Women, brown people, nonbinary folks, all get told to "turn the other cheek" when we are attacked, more as a way to safeguard the status quo than to help us get by in a world where power is unevenly distributed. Then again, how do we live together in a world where violence begets violence? How are we instruments of God's peace, without turning into ineffectual Ned Flanderses?