Jesus said "Love you neighbour as you love yourself" "Do not resist the evil person" Now I have long thought projecting these ideas leads to pacificism, but as I have grown old I have come to understand the role of civil justice. Is it just to stop a murderer murdering people? Is it just to stop a thief stealing from the innocent? Is it just to stop a rapest from raping another person? Now these are not situations of defence of oneself but exercising justice and love for another through force and restraint. What Jesus was addressing is where our choice to help or resist comes into things, were the cost is minimal but the emotional stake is high. When someone insults you or forces you to do something that is demeaning or humbling what is your attitude? Rejoicing in serving the King, and loving the other party or resentment at being down trodden by another. Jesus is saying the world obtains its feeble power through this dominance which in the end is futile and empty. It is because we know this, and that we are loved by the King that we bend the knee, and walk the lower road if it helps another, because our value is in the Lords hands, and the sin and evil that causes the person to behave as they do is where we want to shine the light, and the love in our hearts towards them in forgiveness and understanding of the bondage they are under. So the world miss-understands Christ. It is about rights, and who dominates and who is submissive, which is not where the Kingdom fights its battle, but in how we love, support and care for one another. So Jesus supports justice and defending the weak, but not the superiority and status upon which the world is built.