DO NOT RETALIATE! Jesus says, “DO NOT TAKE REVENGE ON SOMEONE WHO WRONGS YOU. IF ANYONE SLAPS YOU ON THE RIGHT CHEEK, LET HIM SLAP YOUR LEFT CHEEK TOO” Mt 5:39 (GN) {Lk 6:29}. Not only should we not take revenge or retaliate but also Jesus teaches us to “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” [Mt 5:44 NKJ].  As followers of Jesus we are called to a higher standard by God as Jesus further points out “IF YOU LOVE THOSE WHO LOVE YOU, WHAT REWARD HAVE YOU” [Mt 5:46 NKJ]? And then reminds us that even bad people love people who love them. Not retaliating and loving our enemies is just part of the command “LOVE EACH OTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”  [Jn 15:12 NI]. Do you love everyone? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures