2. defamatory statement
1. disparage somebody
One of the men with Jesus pulled out a sword and slashed off an ear of the high priest’s servant. “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will be killed by the sword. Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?-Matthew 26 (NLT)
I’m praying with a group of brothers I’ve prayed with for around 16 years. We get together every Wednesday morning. Today I am concerned about the opening of the Da Vinci Code.
Lord, may those who name your name as your followers respond to this film that demeans you with peace and patience according to your character not with retaliation and violence as though you needed us to defend your honor. May swords remain sheathed. May the contrast with the recent riots over cartoons be crystal clear.