"Why are you disturbed?
I have not called you to conquer nations,
but to trust in Me and love your neighbors.
I called you to the grace of the kingdom of heaven,
not to the defense of the kingdoms of this world.
"I called you to proclaim My righteousness,
not the righteousness of your nation.
I called you to go unto all nations,
not to make all nations come unto you.
And I called you to love your enemies as I loved you,
not to destroy them.
"If you do not repent of your pride and your fighting,
you will not know when you have joined
the ranks of those standing against Me.
Do not lose your soul to keep from losing your nation!"
[They said,] "If we let Him go on like this,
everyone will believe in Him, and then the Romans will come
and take away both our place and our nation."
"Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain;
they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error;
they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion."
Art: "Trading Our Soul"