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#EndGunViolenceSabbath – From the Nightmare of Gun Violence to God’s Dreams of Peace

Jesus knew that the way to the radical change that is the Kingdom of God is through nonviolence. When his disciples tried to protect him with the sword, Jesus said to them, “Put your sword back in it’s place, for all who live by the sword die by the sword.” And today, Jesus would come to us and say, “Put your gun back in its place, for all who live by the gun die by the gun.” Jesus knew that weapons of violence only make life more dangerous. They only add to the nightmare. And so he invites us to put our weapons down and trust in the God of love and life that he revealed.