Sunday, February 20, 2022

Arms and the man

After Luke 22:39-45

They were armed.

We should know that,

after all, a servant’s ear

was cut off in the garden,

but it seems a surprise

to consider that disciples

carried arms, swords,

mentioned (both times)

in or near the garden,

the beginning of the end

of the beginning. Disciples

carried weapons. Why is

that so surprising to know

that they were armed,

likely for protection?

Perhaps because he



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1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I had never before reflected upon this aspect of the time in the garden, Glynn. Wow! Thanks for this revelation.