It’s hard work being born again: it takes vulnerability, honesty, courage and surrender. And we have to start all over. But the cool thing is we don’t have to create our new life: God gives is to us, breath by breath.
To turn the other cheek is not to be a doormat: it’s to be with Christ in the vulnerable places in our lives and relationships. To establish justice we can”t just enact policies from a place of power: we have to be vulnerable and share our power.
Jesus sees the law not as a legal hoop to jump through but as an invitation to love. Justice comes about when we lovingly care for the other person as a person, not as an object of our feelings or opinions.