Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A 22nd / 23rd February 2020

This week’s gospel continues the theme of going beyond what is required by law, but here Jesus takes the teaching much further. More than honouring the spirit of the law over the letter of the law, Jesus advocates what must have sounded like the ravings of a mad man to his hearers: don’t just allow a person to strike you once; offer him the other cheek as well.