This is a good example of what a meant by "there is no such thing as
*this* is what (Matthew) wrote" but only "this is what I read".
In this case I read the the meaning of the words (which point to the
concepts beyond) similar to Dr Starmans reading. Depending on my
similar concept of the double-edged, pictorial word "sword".
> >> Thanks, bruce for the clarification on Matthew, non-violence and
> >> the "sword". This, what steiner said about the verse "I come to
> >> the sword..." makes much sense. The Christ was, afterall, the
> >> of Peace...
> > *******But I'm sure it quite contradicts the meaning of the
> > (Matt. 10:34-37), the complete text being:
> > "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not
> > peace, but a sword. I am come set a man at variance against his
> > and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
> > mother in law, and a man's foes shall be they of his own
> > that loveth father and mother more than me is not worthy of Me:
> > that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of Me."
> > How does that square with reversing the meaning of the first
> > into "I am come to send the sword away"? It doesn't. He came to
> > conflict, the meaning clearly is.
> > And I recall Steiner explaining this as the Ego, the "I AM",
> > Christ within, having to fight against the group-soul and blood
> > (the parents) to manifest.
> > -starman
> > http://www.DrStarman.net
> It seems to me we're seeing quite a lot of the necessary
> separation of blood ties, and perhaps it's most noticeable in the
> western world, but this may be too subtle to be blatently evident.
> Is it possible this seeming alienation is woven in with other
> influences as well? One notices "the family" as the primary
> foundation of various societal groups here or there, while at the
> same time quite the opposite so often exhibiting profound grief,
> incomprehension and tragedy. One begins to wonder if alienated
> blood-ties are in fact a beginning necessity or the popularly
> criticised "breakdown of the mores" or even Signs of the Times.
> Points to ponder, perhaps.