"Manjusri Painted" by John Wigham - originally posted to Flickr as Manjusri.
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The Gospel reading at the Monday 1:00 was Matthew 10:34-37:
The preacher, a beloved brother, presented this passage as Jesus urging people to let go. Exhorting us to non-attachment. As I sat listening to him speak, my inner Bood was thrumming.
Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom came to mind. He is often depicted as holding a fiery sword which is used not to injure but to separate us from our attachments.