Podcast - Jesus, the Prince of (Not) Peace
Jesus tells us He didn't come to bring peace but a sword.
Then He tells us He also would like to divide families and turn people against each other.
And it becomes a scripture that skeptics like to use as a "gotcha" for the devout to prove that Jesus isn't as great as we all think He is.
But of course, if we come to the scripture with the deep desire to understand what Jesus wanted us to learn from it, it doesn't have to be a "gotcha". It can become an invitation to work towards real peace, and not pseudo peace that depends on us accepting the status quo of injustice.