A lovely priest in Paris had incurred the enmity of the sectarians by his liberality. One day a bigot, who was also a bully, met him on the street and dealt him a rousing blow on the cheek. Quietly the lovely priest turned, saying: “My Master teaches me when thus struck to turn the other cheek also.” Delivering a still heavier blow on that cheek, the bully said: “And what does your master tell you now?” To this the lovely priest replied, as he laid aside his cloak, “The authorities are divided, but the weight of authority is in favor of the view which I now adopt as I proceed to give you the worst thrashing of your life.” It is not likely that at the final reckoning, the lovely priest will find much against him for that day’s work.
Interesting take on Matthew 5:39.
H/T New Advent
Our Lord told us that there are many rooms in His Father’s mansion. I guess there must be a ‘time out corner’ for all bullies in Purgatory!! 🙂
This post of yours is taking on a whole new meaning now after enduring through the reading of 130 comments on your more recent post —- some of which are just disgustingly nasty and un-Christian and thoroughly un-Catholic. Bullies for sure. How are you handling it all?
My, oh my. Looks like the padre sold his cloak and bought a sword.
October 10th Invitatory:
“…Remember, Lord, how your sevant is taunted,
how I have to bear all the insults of the peoples.
Thus your enemies taunt me, O Lord,
mocking your anointed at every step.
Blessed be the Lord forever. Amen!