Lord Jesus, in your sermon on the mount, you told us to love not only our friends but also our enemies. You instructed us, that when we are struck, we should not strike back, but turn the other cheek. And you taught us, that if someone takes our cloak, we should not withhold from them our tunic. Lord, would you empower us by your Holy Spirit to live out these radical commands, so that people would see and give glory to you. Amen!