Put your sword back


For all those who believe they need a personal conceal and carry weapon or prefer to carry a gun without concealing it, may I remind you of the following verse. As there were no guns in existence 2013 years ago, just substitute “gun” for “sword” and heed the words of the one whose birth we are soon to celebrate.

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take up the sword will die by the sword. (Matthew 26:52 NASB)

Jean del Santo

Associate Professor

University of

Minnesota School of Music


Former Iron Mountain resident