Turn the other cheek ?

July 12, 2012

Yeh, I can go with that, ” Turn the other cheek ”

I understand the bit about gentle and meek

fighting fire not with paraffin but with soothing balm

dampening down not escalating the chance of harm

yeh, that’s ok when talking on behalf of oneself

but what if the threatened is someone-else

then that is replaced by ” the good samaritan ”

standing up for another, not acting a charlatan

I leave the rest to a wise and good man

to express it far better than I ever can……

J. Coughlan ©2007

” First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me. ”                Martin Niemoller 1946

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