Jesuit Homily: Turn the Other Cheek


Unlike most chaplains, Fr. George Williams, SJ, has to wear a Kevlar vest to Mass.

Fr. George Williams, SJ, the Catholic chaplain of the San Quentin State Prison in California recently had one of his homilies recorded for Catholic radio. The homily was based off of the gospel reading from Matthew in which Jesus talks about turning the other cheek.

“If you respond with violence…you become automatically like the person who has attacked you and you have surrendered your dignity,” said Fr. Williams. “But when you refuse to stoop to their level, you have won.”

Click below to listen to his full homily.

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