If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. ~ Matthew 5:41, NIV.
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. ~ Roger Staubach
Under the Roman Impressment Law,
a Roman soldier passing a Jew
could order him to carry his pack for one mile.
In the Sermon on the Mount,
Jesus turned it around.
The first mile might be a legal requirement,
but Jesus said to give another,
to turn it from compliance with an order
to a gift to a stranger.
How do you think the soldiers felt?
Would each of those who met with
the gift of the extra mile use the right
to require a mile the next time?
Roman soldiers no longer exist.
See if you can find a modern parallel today.