How are we to respond to the bad guys? To people who harm us? Are we to take it and allow them to hurt us? Is that what Jesus meant when he taught us to turn the other cheek? Or are we to advocate for ourselves because you won’t let someone hurt you? A plastic Jesus would allow you to fight back... or to be fearful and passive. The real Jesus allows neither response. When we suffer at the hands of others, he taught us to do something far more challenging. He taught us to love and do good.