The sword is a choice to turn from what was and seek all that is Christ, or to push Him away and face the consequences. That is the dividing line. Each person and every generation has to make their decision on their own. Are you a barrier to their salvation?
IN Christ we will have the ability to go through storms with abiding contentment and peace while everything around us is crashing down. ‘I AM your stronghold, your strength, your peace and shelter. I will NEVER leave you.’ - Jesus
We are to serve each other as equals with love and mercy at all cost. He was the ultimate servant who not only gave His life for those He loved but did so even when they did not love in return.