the worst is having a dream where someone loves you and you can practically feel them touching you and it feels so real and then you wake up and it’s like the life is being sucked out of you and the happiness just drains out of your body and you feel empty again
"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
here’s a source from Marcus Borg, a highly recognized New Testament scholar!
what an interesting interpretation
(Source: thefullnessofthefaith, via glampersand)
"before we acknowledge this discussion of transmisogyny in queer communities i really think we ought to first address your heterophobia"
— people who aren’t trans women doing anything they can to not talk about transmisogyny (via ultrapope)
(Source: zeroambit, via brostridersofficialboyfriend)