Not so long ago someone came to me about reacting to someone who had been unkind to her. First, we discussed that we always needed to respond rather than react. After praying about the situation, I was reminded we must always go to God first. My mother’s favorite saying was “two wrongs don’t make a right”. Then I remembered how I was thinking about turning the other cheek once when it occurred to me that when that is done, we are looking at a situation from a different angle which may reveal something to us about the other person that we hadn’t seen before. Almost all of the time, it has nothing to do with us.
Matthew 5:39 states “But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Never have I been pleased with myself when I react angrily.