"turning the other cheek" & "do not resiste evildoers" HUH?
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This reminds me of a story from the Fathers of the Desert;

There was a person of rank who had a daughter who was possessed by a demon. Someone told him about a certain father who could free her but that he would be reluctant to do so because of the attention that comes with such things. So they set up a ruse to get the father to come to his house. On the day of the market when the father's disciples were setting up their stall  at the market this person made an offer to buy a large number of their baskets. The disciple was brought to house. the daughter who was possessed came up to the disciple and slapped him. The disciple turned the other cheek. The demon cried out, "the commandment of Christ forces me to  leave!!!"
It was the turning of of cheek in this one instance by the humble disciple that forced the demon to depart.
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RE: "turning the other cheek" & "do not resiste evildoers" HUH? - by Poche - 05-12-2018, 12:48 AM



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