On Turning the Other Cheek
Jesus said to his disciples: "You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.
In Los Angeles, where do you think can one practice turning the other cheek often?
While driving. On the surface streets or freeways. Especially during rush hour.
I told Paul that since I started trying to do a good deed daily, I realized there is no easier way to do this than while driving. After a few minutes on the street, one can can easily score a deed. Long before the day is done, many more "points" can be had.
It took me decades though to practice (driving) kindness. The beauty of this new habit is that it can adapt to other situations in life. Start with the small things, and then one will find it easier to handle the bigger things when challenges arise.
Do let me know how things turn out for you.
My name's Anna Maria! I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday, two of my favorite days! If you want to learn more about my journey, my book "Touched by Grace: The Journey" will be released this winter through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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