Leviticus 19:18 vs 2 Kings 2:23-24
The former Tory adviser behind David Cameron's controversial “hug a hoody” campaign got a bloody lip when he was punched by a hooded teenager as he tried to stop a gang stealing a moped.I wrote ‘hug a hoodie’ and I’m proud of it | The Spectator
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My main memory of this incident is rather horrid: the spit-filled mouth of the little rat-faced boy who punched me. Short, white, in a grey hooded tracksuit, he shouted at me with all the rage of Cain...
You are a better man than me if you can love such a "neighbour" - Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: Leviticus 19:18 (King James Version) (Old Testament - that surprised you!)
I tend to favour Elisha's story:
2 Kings 2 (King James Version)
23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.