Friday, August 11, 2006

A Different Take on "Eye for an Eye"

The moving story of a Jewish man donating his brother's eyes to a blind Arab is especially potent considering the brother (and a second brother as well) was killed by a Hezbollah missile fired into northern Israel. In some respects, the surviving brother's actions mirror Jesus' words in Matthew 5:

"You have heard that it was said,'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also."

1 comment:

ian said...

This was a very heart-warming (encouraging) news item. Perhaps the message we all need to go away with, as Christians, is what Paul says in to the stagnant (if not worse) church in Galatians 4:15: "Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear witness, that if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me."