In ancient times, to strike someone on the right cheek, meant (for a right handed person) a backhanded slap. This was reserved for those seen as inferiors – slaves and sadly, wives and children. But, if as an inferior, you turned and offered the other cheek, you would be challenging the aggressor to hit you again. But either with the left hand (which historically has been seen as bad and unclean) or with the open-hand hand one would use with an equal.
In other words, by turning the other cheek, you are stating your own self worth without saying a word.
We need to recognise our own self worth and the inherent dignity of everyone we encounter, whether we find it easy or difficult to love them.
How do you show your self worth to those around you?