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July 17, 2019 Matt 26:52



Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.  Matthew 26:52


I use the DRA as my primary English translation, because it is the closest we can come to St. Jerome’s vulgate without speaking Latin, and it is the last of this idiom to render Kecharitomene properly as the title, “full of grace” in Gabriel’s “Kaire” address to Mary. And here, in this verse, we have yet another example of why. 


The word “with” makes is a much finer point than the word “by” in this context, and cuts with a much sharper edge. 


Because the word “with” carries both final, and eternal implications that the word “by” does not.  And to put up the sword into its place doesn't just mean put it back in your holster, it means put it away for good.


Note that both The Prophet Isaiah, and St. John on Patmos tell us swords shall perish at Jesus’ return in Glory. So, Jesus isn’t simply making the point that those who wield deadly objects shall inevitably be subject to injury by deadly objects, he is extending his discourse of Mercy that he began with the two great summary commandments in Matthew 22. 


In today’s TED talk language, we might even frame this dynamic duo of didactic discourse as follows:


So that you will be able to demonstrate that you love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, you must be able to love thy neighbour as thyself.


And this is what both St. James, and St. Thomas would tell you is the way to dispel all doubt about whether, or not Elohim exists, and whether or not you love him enough to be fit to live with him, and intercourse with him for the rest of eternity. 


That is why, in this case, instead of a parable about a Samaritan, Jesus gives us an example of what our behavior toward others should be, even when we, ourselves are threatened with our own life.   


Namely, we should respond with the open hand of Mercy, and not the closed fist of begrudged conflict. 


And then, to prove that love always trumps hate, he performs the miracle of CAM5 on the spot by giving healthcare to a suddenly needy soul, and in so doing invites us all to live in the Divine Now through him with The Agility of Grace in the midst of a cloud of doubting witnesses, even as we are passing unto death. 


And what does he say if we choose begrudging conflict, and weaponry instead of Mercy?  


He says we shall perish on the day when we throw down every last gun, and beat every last sword into a plowshare, because this shall be the day that he returns to judge us by our impact for Mercy’s Sake as he has delineated in Matthew 25. 


And this final, and never-ending day shall belong to The Merciful. 


This is why it is essential that as individuals, as communities, and as nations, we are constantly seeking new ways to lay down our weapons, and welcome our neighbors into our Bounty of Mercy without borders, rather than clamoring with FUDS for our OPML rights to block the way, and carry guns. 


This is why we must put down our weapons, especially, as Cher reminds us, those we wield with our tongues, and:


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