What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, which means everything is for the best. If it didn't kill you with the first slap on the cheek, give it the second, and you will become stronger, and you will overcome your fear, and you will stop being afraid of your enemies.
The problem with a fool is that he knows nothing about his sins. Real suffering happy, for there they the atonement. That said, you are struck on one cheek, turn the other itself, this is because removing the stone from the soul, man finds ease and joy. The suffering of the body strengthens the spirit. But the fool knows nothing of his sins, so his suffering is excruciating. A fool doesn't count his sins for his sins. The suffering of a fool is unjust. Injustice hurts like hell. Injustice is the worst thing in the world. Infinite self-pity fills the soul of the unfortunate, and that is what is called Hell. Humility might have saved him, but where was humility in a fool? He doesn't know the word.
When they hit you on one cheek, turn the other, because pain is fear. Fear is the devil. Turning face to face with pain, you accustom yourself to pain, and thus conquering the fear of pain, you conquer evil. If you can't beat the big pain, start with the little pain. Practice. The main thing is not to fall into the other extreme, and then love the pain and become a faithful servant of the devil for all eternity in hell.
“If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek too.” The idea is that the exterior is the reflection of the interior and any whip is payback for our sins. If God inflicted punishment on us, we have to humbly accept it and repent in order to get rid of our sin.
Resistance to punishment will lead to new punishments, like the proverbial 10 plagues of Egypt. Man cannot resist God, so it’s better to show humility: this could be his ticket to salvation.
“If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek too.” The idea is that if you start fighting back, insult and lash out at the Demon, he will eat or mutilate you in a fit of wrath. So, taking into consideration the demons’ strength, you’d better avoid direct confrontations with them.
Here’s a typical example: your boss is shouting and fulminating at you for some obscure sin… In such a situation, you should humbly repent, pull your hair out and should not under any circumstances talk back, fight back, run away or make excuses… Obedience and voluntary acceptance of punishment will soon quell the conflict.
“If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek too.” This thesis is good only for the following situation: “God” sends a “Demon with a Whip” to make a person confess his sins. In other words, the one who strikes is much stronger than or equal to the beaten one. If the attacker is weak, his conduct is mere insolence, impertinence and stupidity, that is, sin.
By virtue of the principle of “judge not and you will not be judged”, there is point in turning the attacker over to the “judgment of God”, that is, the police.
"Whoever shall smite you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also". The meaning of it is that the penitent punishes himself on his own. The first smite is the punishment for some sin and when a person deliberately turns the other cheek, it means this person realizes the sin and repents so that decides to punish his own self in order to be purged of sin.
If you were hit on one cheek, turn the other-means that for the sake of what you love and believe, do not be afraid, go to the pain and fear... Not enough one step in gap, need the second, the third and so until indefinitely.
The experience of Christian martyrs in the context of such commandments as non - resistance to evil, hit one cheek-turn the other... teaches us to be ready for love, beauty and truth to confront fear and pain.
Love your enemy. Hit on one turn the other cheek. Don't judge. Don't create an idol for yourself. All these theses are needed to overcome your own fear and pride, so keep your faith in yourself, the ability to move and grow.
Hit on one turn the other cheek, because the meaning of human life is to subdue your fear. As long as you are afraid of your fear, you will be beaten. By running away from pain, you will increase your fear, and it will dominate you. By actively turning the other cheek, you will overcome your fear and gain courage.