Our name, Two Edge Talk, is derived from the Bible, and principally from the Letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 4, verses 12 and 13. Verse 12 reads as follows:
“Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.”
Verse 13 is equally dramatic:
“No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.”
The two-edged sword is also referenced in Psalm 149:6, Proverbs 5:4, Sirach 21:3, Revelation 1:16 and Revelation 2:12.
The two-edged sword is the sword of truth, which exposes falsehood. It is the sword of integrity, which exposes hypocrisy (Romans 2:21-23). Forged by intense heat, it is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17).
St. Peter spoke with a two-edged sword in his speech at Pentecost, at which his audience was “cut to the heart.” When the crowd asked Peter what they were to do, he replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.”
The key elements of our mission, then, are presenting the Catholic faith in a clear and direct way, avoiding excessive use of religious jargon and cliches, emphasizing how the Catholic faith can be lived in a way that will bring deeper richness and authentic joy and happiness.
We are now posting blog pieces with a goal of two a week, one midweek and one on the weekends. Let us know if you have a question, comment or suggested topic. On the blog page, we have posted three new pieces:
- "Cement Truck Principles," which profiles our priorities
- "Making the Mystery Real," which describes in direct, clear language how we can get more out of our participation in the Eucharist
- "Drinking from the Cup," which summarizes the Biblical theme of the blood covenant and how we participate in the blood covenant when we drink from the cup of the Eucharist.
- The Blind Man's Prayer, taken from one of the Lenten scrutinies for those entering the Church
- "The Script," why Jesus tells people he cured not to tell other people what happened
There is a wide range of materials on our Resources page, all free and available to read or download. We just added Apologetics Made Easy and three new homilies: Baptism of the Holy Spirit, What It Means To Be Poor in Spirit and The Two Trees in the Garden.