The Extra Mile

This coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In yesterday’s post we moved beyond retribution and retaliation and considered the meaning of resistance as taught by Jesus. Today we consider whether Jesus is asking Christian discipleship to move beyond what the dominant culture anticipates and expects: If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.  Continue reading