TURN TO HIM THE OTHER CHEEK
Some time ago, I was working with someone who asked me about my religion. The question came rather suddenly. We were having a superficial conversation when he asked me, ‘By the way, what’s your religion?’ He thought that I would be a Buddhist or something of that kind since I am an Asian. So I briefly told him that I am a Christian and what it means.
This man was a French Canadian with a Catholic background. He knew a little bit about the Bible. After he heard my explanation, he made the comment that he has long ceased to believe in the Bible. He said, ‘There are many things in the Bible that I don’t agree with. Take for example when Jesus said, ‘If someone slaps you on the face, you show him the other cheek.’ To me, it just doesn’t make sense. How can you accept that kind of ethics?’