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Letter: Jesus loves us

Joan Smith quotes the "eye for eye, tooth for tooth" bit from Exodus, then remarks that, fortunately, since the Christian church has lost its moral force in the West, such immoral rough justice is on the decline ("Justice like this only bloodies the relatives' hands", 28 September).

I would like to point out that this particular form of rough justice was condemned 2,000 years ago by... er ...Christ. He advised us to ignore the old adage about teeth and eyes and instead render no man evil for evil. He even suggested turning the other cheek, giving the coat off our back and walking the extra mile.

Sally Jackson