All posts tagged St. Francis of Assisi

  • Put Your Sword Away!

    “Put your sword away!”
    -Jesus addressing Peter in the Garden of Gethsamane

    “My kingdom is not from this world.
    If my kingdom were from this world,
    My followers would be fighting
    To keep me from being handed over.
    But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”
    -Jesus addressing Pontius Pilate in the Praetorium

    We cannot fight for the kingdom of Christ in the manner that the nations of the world fight;
    for the moment we do, we are no longer the kingdom of Christ but the kingdom of the world.
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