A Biblical Riddle - Haiku

Turn the other cheek

Or take an eye for an eye

What would Jesus do?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

When I am contemplating a moral question, I always ask "What would Jesus do?"  Sometimes the answer is not easy, convenient, or popular, but it's always the right one.  Here's a hint to solve the riddle:  "Take an eye for an eye" is Old Testament and "Turn the other cheek" is New Testament.  Hmmm.....

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Lauren M's picture

Hi, this was really good i liked it alot, but there is one thing i just wanted to point out: this isn't a haiku. Since haiku is written about nature, this would be called senryu, which is written about human experience, feeling etc... :) keep writing

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Lola Margot's picture

Though I don’t recall the full context of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, and take the other cheek”. I reckon your riddle means that in the Old Testament (BC) the teaching was to get even against your foe while “turn the other cheek” means to humble yourself in the eyes of your aggressor/s. Quite an antithesis isn't it? *Scratches head* Am I getting it? Do tell me pls. This is a marvelous work of wit. Thanks for posting it.

onelilartist's picture

This is priceless. Jesus would turn the other cheek--HE DID. I like your style as well as the poetry I have read so far. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Butch Lesley's picture

Interesting...I was thing Old Testament - New Testament before I read your comments. Question? Does turning the other cheek mean a contineous process no mater haw many times you are struck or do you do the eye for and eye thing and defend yourself after the other cheek has been struck?