I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34
Jesus was a master of cutting away what was false, whether it was the hypocrisy of the Pharisees or the illegitimate relationship of the woman at the well. He was adamant that people be unbound and set free. His silence when he was on a trial cut like a knife into the hearts of those who were falsely accusing him out of their own fears.
Sometimes, somethings keep holding us back – a false belief, a distracting assignment, an unhealthy relationship, a wrong character – these things that must be cut away, yet we at times, tend to cling to what is familiar, even if it is pulling us down.
The Hall of Love has ten thousand swords. Don’t be afraid to use one – Rumi
Excerpts from Jesus Life Coach.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CUT AWAY FROM YOUR LIFE?
It seems that one day Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Watson, went camping. As the night wore on, Sherlock woke up, leaned over, and asked Watson,
“What do you see?”
“Sherlock, I see the North Star, which has helped guide us to this spot. Beyond that I see the Big Dipper and the tail of Orion. I also can make out the edges of the Milky Way and know that there are unique verses expanding beyond that’….
Watson was about to continue his rapturous explanation when suddenly Sherlock elbowed him and hissed,
“Watson, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent!
Jesus once described himself as coming ‘like a thief in the night’. I love the idea of his coming to steal our tent – the tent of our limited perspective – the tent of our fragile and segmented understandings – the tent that we think is keeping us safe, but is really just keeping us from seeing the universe.
Let Jesus steal the tent of our perspective – the tent of our small mindedness and limited thinking.
From the Book, Jesus Life Coach.