But I Don’t Wanna!

We can’t pick and choose only the easy work that Jesus calls us to do—we must also do the “But I Don’t Wanna!” work. Turning the other cheek when we are hurting, and recognizing when we have hurt someone. Turning the other cheek does not mean ignoring what has happened and continuing to be hurt. God’s justice enables us to confront evil without conforming to it. And when we have hurt someone, God’s justice leads us to do the hard work of reconciliation.