Living by the Sword

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. —Matthew 26:52, King James Version

I am amused that for the longest time I associated this saying more with Bob Seger than with the Gospel.  (Cue jokes about Seger as Gospel in West Virginia……..)  Its energy of poetic justice, however, holds no matter the primary association.

As the nation breathes a collective sigh of relief that midterm elections are behind us, I reflect on the steady wisdom of the idea that how one lives does have an impact on one’s destiny.  Short-term results can look very different from the long-term, and this morning I am celebrating the idea of the long-term.

Congratulations to everyone.  Rest assured, how you did it will be how it ends.  If you did it honorably you can carry on in confidence.  If you did it another way, well, you know what’s most likely on the horizon. 

Things just have a way of working themselves out, and that’s the good news, every day.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

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