The Right Cheek

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Matthew 5:39 (KJV)

Right – Why does Yeshua indicate the right cheek? Why not the left? Or why even specify one cheek over the other? This verse from Yeshua’s Sermon on the Mount paved the way for non-violent resistance, but to what level? Does this restrict self-defense, or limit our ability to protect loved ones from harm? Continue reading “The Right Cheek”