What if Jesus had used weapons? Can you think of a Bible story that speaks of Jesus using some kind of weapon?
I remember having an epiphany in the Topkaki Palace during my sabbatical in 2009, seeing the sword of Muhammad (PBUH) and thinking, “I’m pretty sure that Jesus never had a sword.“
Today many are demanding action to end gun violence. It’s also the day when we remember that Jesus healed the ear of the high priest’s slave when one of Jesus’ followers tried to defend Jesus and cut off the slave’s ear.
So, not only did Jesus not carry a sword, but he healed somebody violated by one.
What if Jesus walked among us today? What would he say about carrying guns?