Peaceful, but not passive
Jesus invites us to… well, perhaps instructs us is a better term… Jesus instructs us to turn the other cheek, to give our shirt and not just our coat, to go the extra mile.
But Jesus doesn’t require us to be pushovers.
Jesus may require us to submit, but he doesn’t require us to be submissive.
We are called to peaceful resistance. But peaceful resistance is a kind of defiance, too.