It reads in Matthew 26:52-54:
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father. Meaning, if he thought proper, or that there was any necessity for it, or that he was desirous of being rescued out of such hands he was falling into. This must be understood of him as man: for, as God, the angels were his creatures and ministering servants, whom he had the command of himself, and so had no need, as such, to pray to his Father to detach a number of them to Jesus’s revolution was peaceful and bottom-up. It would be a quiet and slow revolution of love as more and more people would come to know Christ and his way through the ministry of the Church. Sadly, the Church in history has forgotten this a time or two and sought to use force to convert sinners to Christ. This is a blight on our history, and God will not look favorably upon it. To conquer the world, we must remain humble and serve like Christ, loving our God, our neighbor, and even our enemies as God reveals himself through the Church Amen and Amen! With respect to “the sword,” Jesus is correct that a life of violence and aggression, perhaps taking vengeance into one’s own hand, will end by violence, aggression, and vengeance. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5) God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.