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Minister's Forum writer explains a difficult text

Editor:
On the Religion page of the Jan. 26, edition of The Leader-Union, the Rev. Kurt Simon has written another scholarly article.
The passage he refers to in Luke 14:25-26 has always confounded and disturbed me. How does “hating your family” square with the loving Jesus I was taught. Another similarly confusing text is in Matthew 10:34, where Jesus is quoted as saying, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” This seems to be at odds with his name of the Prince of Peace.


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