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Πέμπτη, 30 Αυγούστου 2018

Q: Matthew 5:41 says, "...and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles." Can you explain what this means?


A: During the time of Roman occupation, soldiers were permitted to compel any passersby to carry their armor and belongings for up to one mile. Although a welcome perk for the soldier, it was nonetheless demoralizing to the Jews who considered it a type of degradation. To remedy the situation, Christ offers up a simple solution: if forced to go one mile, joyfully go two! Therefore, by offering to go the proverbial extra mile, Jewish character is restored as they diminish Rome's dominance.

Fr. John

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