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"The sword of the Spirit"

From the October 13, 1923 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Jesus , the tender and compassionate, the loving and forgiving, was nevertheless the one who rebuked wrong most unflinchingly. When he said to his disciples, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword," he made a statement so startling that it has reverberated down the centuries, and to-day men are asking, as never before, just what he meant.