Friday, September 21, 2018

Pages from the Past: Wielding the Sword of Truth?

Only God should wield truth as a "two-edged sword." In our hands it becomes like that sword Peter swung at Gethsemane to try to rescue Jesus; it goes out of control and cuts off the ears of the person who then cannot hear the Word we intend to proclaim!!!

Peter, put your sword back in its scabbard!
Detail from the Vaux Passionale, National Gallery of Wales, via Wikimedia Commons

Jesus, you take away the sins of the world, not us. So we can let go of our grim determination when it comes to mission.

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