Are Catholics allowed to get into fist fights? I know it would be wrong to instigate and bully and whatnot, but what if someone else was the aggressor? Am I allowed to defend myself or should I “turn the other cheek?”
A little context…I have a friend that had a very abusive and manipulative ex boyfriend who she can’t seem to get to leave her alone. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get involved in the situation, but if he started trouble with me could I put him in his place? I’m not thinking real harm here, just scrapping a bit.
I actually think it may be good for him to lose a fight. Often abusive men are only abusive to weaker women and I think it may humble him and help him gain perspective that he can’t abuse whomever he pleases. I was a very angry and narcissistic person years ago, and losing a fight really made me reevaluate myself. Then again, I know I have a tendency to justify wrong so I wanted some opinions.