“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.
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—
some people are outside stomping the snow down to say “fuck you” in all caps I wonder how long they had to psyche themselves up for it or if “are we actually doing this right now???” was uttered at any point
okay but mary quietly supporting john during the two years and even after when sherlock gets back still supporting him still supporting them and their friendship because she knows what sherlock meant to john and she can tell what john means to sherlock and shE ISN’T GOING TO TEAR THEM APART SHE’S GOING TO GLUE THEM BACK TOGETHER
so I think Kenna is pregnant. Here’s why, when the Italians first tried to get her she was holding her stomach and then after the whole confrontation went down and all was said and done she was holding her stomach again. You know who holds their stomach? Pregnant women. Pregnant women hold their stomachs.
You are aware that Kenna was kicked in the ribs repeatedly? Who holds their sides? People in pain. They hold the area affect. It is possible she was pregnant since she did hold her stomach before being attacked, but after that sort of beating… Well…
Just because someone’s parents are together, someone has a nice house, has nice clothes, isn’t poor, eats every day and has a loving family doesn’t mean they can’t be depressed, have anxiety, an eating disorder, self harm issues, or any other problem.