THE EXTRA MILE

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“Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matthew 5:41).

It was an unfair, abusive, and racially discriminatory law; requiring any non-Roman to carry the armor of a Roman soldier for one mile if compelled to do so. Refusal meant certain death. Jesus’ answer to this injustice was to shoulder the load an extra mile. It’s the difference between seeing oneself as a victim or a victor. While we have little control over our circumstances, we have full command over our responses. Going the extra mile will turn the table on most any situation.

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