God first sent Moses to teach human beings justice. Later, he sent Jesus to teach them love and forgiveness.
True, but we must not leave it at that. Turning the other cheek so it may be struck then forgiving is a great improvement over the law of retaliation – ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ – but there is still progress to be made.
If someone tries to attack you, there is no law against showing this person that you are stronger than they are.
Lift them by the scruff of the neck and ask them, ‘Do you want me to smash you to the ground?’ Instead of throwing them, put them gently on their feet again – thanks to this display of strength, they will begin to respect you. Would this not be much better than always allowing yourself to be mistreated and defeated? You must be stronger than your enemies, capable of paralyzing them with a single gesture, glance or word and making them feel so small and wretched that they beat a retreat.
When you cannot win on the physical plane, you can at least try to win on the mental plane. This is certainly far better than letting yourself be destroyed by dishonest, unjust and cruel people.