I came across this passage in the Bible as I was reading, and it kinda had me confused:
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to "set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law"; and "a man's enemies will be those of his own household." "
Now, I know we're supposed to value Christ over everything and everyone, but I'm confused as to how this verse is communicated, it seems kinda... perhpas... violent?
I mean, it wasnt a pleasant thing to read really, considering the few chapters before were nice and educational....
I mean.... Christianity is all about peace and love... and it may confuse some who read it.... (I think)
Why would our Lord say He came to bring a sword, not peace? Why whould He say that He's setting members of the household against each other?
I believe I've managed to confuse those who are reading this... (its ok, I confused me too).... but.... does anyone know where I'm trying to go with this?
Take care and God bless...