Many of you already know LacedUpLutheran. He comments on my blog from time to time. I really–I mean REALLY–like this post. Thanks, Matthew.
What do you when someone attacks you?
What do you when they attack you verbally? Do you lash out? Do you defend yourself? Do you strike back?
There are no nice universal answers to such situations – something that works for every single situation. Humanity is complex after all. And circumstances are unique.
While it’s nice to be able to say simple solutions, the reality is much more complicated.
We could also say one should turn the other cheek. Is that the best answer for every type of attack that might happen to you? I doubt it. Yes, Jesus said it. But does that make it a universal answer to every single instance of conflict? I wouldn’t argue that.
Besides, we can also cite Ecclesiastes 3 – there is a season for everything.
So does this mean that anything goes in how we deal with people who attack us? No…
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