So, last night, at church, we read a passage from the Gospel of Matthew about how you should do good to others despite what they do to others and not seek revenge. This is the famous passage that contains the part where Jesus encourages that if someone strikes our cheek, we turn and offer the other. Well, during the homily, the priest gave a wonderful homily (I wish I had recorded it…) about how we shouldn’t be so offended, among other things. It was really refreshing, and naturally, I went to tell him after Mass (like a lot of other people) that his homily was fantastic. From that, a few of us including the priest got to talking about the affect of this in society, the recent faked hate crimes, free speech, the affect on my university, and how we wished people would just agree to disagree. I think my favorite part was how someone pointed out that something along the lines of if you do stuff like this and restrict someone else’s speech and cut down someone else’s opinion, the same thing can happen to your speech. Honestly, given that I go to school in a 60-70% liberal area, it was awesome to hear people agree on this despite people’s political beliefs and how spot on the readings of the day applied to today’s society and its problems.