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The Prince of Peace

This concept of showing compassion for one’s enemies, for one’s oppressors, is sometimes called non-violent resistance. It has been used to liberate entire nations. When Mahatma Gandhi read the New Testament, he said the Sermon on the Mount “went straight to [his] heart.” He especially liked the teaching: “resist not evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek , turn to him the left also.” By practicing the teachings of Christ, Gandhi effectively liberated the massive nation of India, from British colonial rule, and without war.