I agree. I also think this can be interpreted as "turning the other cheek".
It occurs to me, though it didn't in my first reply, that "turning the other cheek" can be an expression of personal power.
It can also be a sign of weakness or myopia if it is the only strategy used.
One of the fun sayings that gets tossed around a lot in my line of work is "Don't mistake my kindness for weakness." I've only ever heard it spoken from superior to subordinate. It's a bit of a threat, but it's also a nice verbal confirmation from the speaker that the next action won't be one of forgiveness, but of retribution.