Treasure Island

RIC S. BASTASA


100


When he was insulted, he returned no insult

some questions i will ask for you today,

did you show your left cheek when your right was slapped?
did you walk another extra mile when you were ordered to
walk the required mile?
did you take his eye because your eye was taken away?
did you take his teeth because your teeth were removed by him?

did you insult him because he insulted you?
did you fight him because he started the fight himself?

did he oppress you and you remained silent?
did he steal from you and you tell the police that you freely gave the
stolen thing from you to him?

please answer me.

Did it now occur to you that it is hard to be a christian?

please answer me.

Submitted: Monday, February 16, 2009

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