There is a Jesus bible story where he is about to get arrested and one of his friends draws a sword and cuts off the ear of a one of the arresting group. Jesus says, "Put away your sword." I find that a lot of people who say they believe in Jesus and follow him, including me, don't. We still use a sword against others. Not the one with the sharp steel blade, but the tongue. We cut people up with our words, opinions, behind the back gossip and betrayal. We make judgments, put people down and enumerate their faults as we opinion them. I think that our own ears are cut off from listening to the gospel we are supposed to believe in and follow. The one who lives by the sword dies by the sword. So why be upset when others cut us up with their tongue if we do the same with ours?