Matthew 5:39-42 (Young's Literal Translation)
39 but I -- I say to you, not to resist the evil, but whoever shall slap thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;
40 and whoever is willing to take thee to law, and thy coat to take -- suffer to him also the cloak.
41 `And whoever shall impress thee one mile, go with him two,
42 to him who is asking of thee be giving, and him who is willing to borrow from thee thou mayest not turn away.
How much extremity should be exercised when following these teachings? I mean, if I'm in the middle of a snowstorm and someone asks for my jacket, should I give them my shirt as well, even though I might die of hypothermia? If someone asks for $100, and that money is all I have to buy food for my family, should I give it to them anyways, even if it causes my family to suffer? Please note that I am not challenging these commands from Jesus', but I suspect that Jesus might have intended a line to be drawn somewhere. What are your thoughts?