38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 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 5:38-39 KJV
When Jesus said to turn the other cheek,
The world has since ignored it out of hand.
Most people think it makes you look so weak
You’ll fall in line to anyone’s demand.
To turn the other cheek resentfully,
Your indignation makes you anger’s slave.
If you think you are grander morally,
Your haughty pride makes you a moral knave.
When someone strikes you, instantly forgive,
And turn the other cheek with mercy mild.
The Lord’s the only one to judgment give;
Through love you’re free: no sins have you compiled.
So turn the other cheek if you are struck,
And choose the way of grace; you won’t get stuck.