The whole basis around this saying is that we must live our lives like Jesus did, through love, peace, and good works. We need to sometimes turn the other cheek when it comes to tough situations, and we need to approach the situations as Jesus would.
Trust me, it is not easy at all to follow this advice. This might be the hardest thing to follow that I have ever given out. There can be times when we don't want to be kind to those who hurt us, or forgive those that do wrong to us, but we always need to be better, and to overcome the adversity, and act in a way that proves our civility, or order, and our respect.
There have been times in my life where I was faced with adversity from fellow friends and random strangers, and in some cases, I followed this advice, and in most cases I didn't. I am not going to lie here on this blog, this is really hard to follow sometimes, because human nature says to get even for wrongdoings, and to hold grudges for a very long time. But like I said, we need to sometimes take a deep breath or two, and turn the other cheek. It can be very difficult at times, and not too pleasant to do, but we need to do it.
If we do it, then trust me, you will gain respect, and then you might even be able to end the conflict right there, in the way you present yourself. If you do this, you both in the disagreement, can go home and sleep easy, knowing the past is in the past, and we all can move on with life. That is what this is all about, forgiving and not so much forgetting, but definitely moving on with your life.
I hope that this was a good piece of advice, and good for this time of the year!
Did you enjoy this advice? Have you ever tried to live life like this? Has it succeeded, or has it failed?
Peace and Love,
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