I would take a significant pay cut to have an indoor job. Snow or freezing rain every day for the past week and counting.
Madison, 11, even cut and chopped the mistletoe herself from her uncle’s farm in Newberg.
She’s hoping to raise money to chip in for her braces. The dentist says they’ll cost $4,800.
"I felt like I could help my dad with the money," she said.
Madison and her dad bagged up the mistletoe and started selling them next to the Skidmore Fountain in Downtown Portland on Saturday morning.
That’s also where the Portland Saturday Market holds its weekly venue.
"I wouldn’t think I’d have any problems because people are asking for money, people are selling stuff, this is a public place," said Madison.
But you can’t open a business without going through the market’s formal application process.
Begging is different.
That’s a form of free speech, protected under the First Amendment, explains Mark Ross, spokesman for the Portland Parks Bureau, which manages the city park and rents it to the Saturday Market.
As Ron Swanson once said, “Hey, I have some apples. Would you like to buy them? Yes, thank you. That’s as complicated as it should be to open a business in this country.”
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.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
So Jesus is advocating a nonviolent psychological warfare tactic exploiting social norms re: dominance & perceived superiority.
I like Jesus an awful lot.
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
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