Gideon, the purpose of turning the other cheek is to maintain Inity. Some wicked men may have used this statement to control people and permit themselves to do wickedness to the people, but those don't teach Christ ways, they are only teaching wickedness. And they also have used Christianity to control and abuse the people, but this is not the Christian way. They are false, but the teachings of Jah are not false, Selassie I also knows this, that is why He said that He glories in the Bible. I and I must show the truth of the teachings and not just say the teaching is wrong because it was used wrong by wicked people. Because if we forget about turning the other cheek and Christ's other teachings, then we will trod away from God and his ways, and there will be no mercy for the merciless.
Turning the other cheek is for when your brothers or sisters do something against you. Because sometimes man and woman, through our own foolishness will hurt eachother mentally or physically. Someone has probably done this to you, and you have probably done this to someone else. We shouldn't do these things to eachother, but man and woman do a lot of things they shouldn't do.
So Christ was teaching I and I to forgive our Brother or Sister when they hurt us. This doesn't mean that we let it pass without saying a word, but we should explain to them that what they did was hurtful. Then we move forward with a better Iverstanding of eachother and also move forward in Inity.
Otherwise, if we don't turn the other cheek, then we will never find Inity, because we will separate from eachother for every wrong that we do. Until our ways are perfect, I and I need to turn the other cheek to maintain Inity, because we all slip down from time to time.
When we deal with our Brothers and Sisters as One, then I and I must turn the other cheek. Because when we do something that hurts our own self, then we forgive ourself and learn from our mistake, we don't just give up on ourself and destroy ourself because we are so wicked. So if I and I are One with our Brothers and Sisters, then we must do the same thing for them.
Haile Selassie I