Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 13, 2024 – Quote for the Day:

 “Jesus voluntarily allowed himself to be killed rather than to kill.  Jesus didn’t seek to intimidate those who would express hatred and violence toward him by arming the disciples with the best weapons available at the time. In Matthew 26:51-52, Jesus told one of his disciples, companions and followers, who drew his sword to prevent the arrest of Jesus: ‘Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.’ Jesus didn’t believe in peace produced by intimidation via a display of force that would cause his enemies to fear doing harm to him. There is no question that Jesus taught and modeled peace through nonviolence.”

Originally published in:

Christianity Without the Religion magazine, Fall 2016


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