If we’re in the business of being armed to the teeth with smiles, we’re probably not in the business of God.
You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.
You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. Matthew 5:38-39, 43-45
If God himself can show compassion and love toward His enemies, how much more should we, who are only justified by the blood of Christ?
What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45 NLT