Jesus demonstrated nonviolent surrender on the cross. He absorbed the sin and violence of those who couldn't tolerate his upside-down Kingdom proclamation where the unclean outcasts were included and embraced.
Why is it that we are tempted to use the cross as a sword instead of as nonviolent surrender?
What do you think of when you think of the cross?
What is the cost of following Jesus' nonviolent way?
God, I desire to follow your way instead of the way of empire and violence. I am secure in you alone.