In our passage today, Jesus advocates jujitsu love. It is not a surrender to violence. It is a subversion of violence. Listen carefully to how Jesus advocates a subtle defeat of violent actions or attitudes through jujitsu love.
Read Matthew 5:38-48.
Our epistle lesson today gives us a fair summary of this passage: “Do not let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good” (Romans 12:21). Conquer evil with love. Love’s creative power erodes the power of evil. ...
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