turn the other cheek
phrase of cheek
refrain from retaliating when one has been attacked or insulted.
When I was in school, I was one of those kids that was picked on a lot. Sometimes, by an individual person. Other times by a group. It was difficult to deal with. However, there was lots of advice that generally fell under two categories
1) Ignore it.
2) Stand up to them.
To be honest, both were difficult to do. If I ignored, they would come at me harder. If I stood up, I wasn’t strong enough to hold them back.As an adult, I became more mature, I developed a better way on handling these things. I learned that even though there will always be people that insult you, there are also people that love you. And the people that love you, those words have more meaning.But, that doesn’t mean that there will still not be difficult people in your, or my life. They will always be there. And, there will be a time to “turn the other cheek”.Turn the other check a phrase that is commonly associated with Jesus. However, it is also in Lamentations 3:30 (NIV) where it says this;Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them and accept the insults of their enemies.And as mentioned a the top, it also means “refrain from retaliating when one has been attacked or insulted.”So, it would seem for many, that it makes sense to turn the other cheek.Or, does it?Is there a time that you should turn the other cheek? Walk away from the person and move on? Or, is there a time to stand up? Say no more and stand up!When is the time to do either? And how difficult is it?