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"Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?"

From the March 1895 issue of The Christian Science Journal

THE sword is the belief that we must cut down our enemies to save ourselves; that we must rob our neighbors to insure our own plenty; that we must change our surroundings to be happy. This belief and the practice prompted by it betrays our lack of trust in God as the only power, protection and supply, and causes us to forfeit the divine aid.